Re: Backup requesting archivelog

From: Chris Taylor <>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2018 16:05:30 -0500
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Are you doing a full backup plus archivelogs? The archivelog is recorded in the controlfile as having been generated but not backed up so it's complaining.

I believe you need to do an RMAN crosscheck archivelog and it will verify the archivelogs are not available and mark them as expired. Then you can do an RMAN> delete expired archivelog and then run your full backup.


On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 3:54 PM, Sandra Becker <> wrote:

> Oracle 11.2
> Linux OS
> We recently replaced the mount where our archivelogs were sitting and some
> of the older logs were lost in the transition. I'm getting them restored
> now. Unfortunately, a database backup had not been run since March 20th,
> an oversight that I'm trying to fix.
> Question: If we're doing a full backup (we don't do incremental level 1
> backups for this database), why would it fail because it couldn't find one
> of the older archivelogs? I haven't found anything in my searches to
> explain why this would occur. Another DBA on the team is asking me for an
> explanation and I don't have the answers.
> Thank you for your input.
> --
> Sandy B.

Received on Mon May 07 2018 - 23:05:30 CEST

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