Question about RMAN Datafile + Archivelog Backups

From: Taylor, Chris David <>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 10:56:28 -0600
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What are the risks of NOT including archivelogs as part of the RMAN routine backups?

I have been tasked with reducing our backup sizes and was asked if we had to include archivelogs in our backups.

I realized that I didn't have a real good answer to this. My gut says to backup everything, but I cannot think of an exceptional reason to include archivelogs in my backup sets. When you have to restore you only need the archivelogs since the last backup, right? Or am I forgetting something important here?

Chris Taylor
Sr. Oracle DBA
Ingram Barge Company
Nashville, TN 37205
Office: 615-517-3355
Cell: 615-354-4799

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