RE: RMAN and filesystem backups

From: Michael McMullen <>
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2009 14:17:59 -0500
Message-ID: <SNT115-DS14E92AD82F4DE05BFF46C6A6B00_at_phx.gbl>

That's how I do all my rman backups, I define the backup retention in the controlfile and issue (10G).

delete noprompt force obsolete;
backup database plus archivelog delete input;

I actually don't back them up to tape. The tape backup comes along and backs them up. You just don't want to be backing up when the tape backup comes along. I validate quarterly and haven't had a problem yet.


Has anyone set up an environment where they run RMAN (hot) backups to disk and then move the backups to tape using a standard filesystem backup, then remove the older backups from disk.

Does anyone see any problems with doing this ?



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