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Archive files and their Management

From: Denham Eva <>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 02:28:46 -0800
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Greetings Gurus

Just wondering.......
Our archive log's directory has grown substantially and space is becoming an issue.
How do you know which archive files is safe to delete? In other words...
Do you delete all archive files older than the last backup? Should you keep all archive files until it is obviously pointless?

Please advise.
Many thanks
Denham Eva
Oracle DBA
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