Re: Backup requesting archivelog

From: Sandra Becker <>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2018 15:12:39 -0600
Message-ID: <>


Thank you for your response. Yes, were are doing a full backup plus archivelogs. I believe the crosscheck/delete is what I need to move forward and an explanation for the other DBA.


On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 3:05 PM, Chris Taylor <> wrote:

> 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.
> Chris
> 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.

Sandy B.

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