Re: Backup requesting archivelog

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2018 18:12:04 -0400
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Hi Sandy,
Control file contains the record of all archive logs that are on disk. If rman doesn't find them there, it will bomb out, thinking that there is something wrong. You need to run "crosscheck archivelog all", as Chris has advised you. No "delete expired" is necessary, although it's advised to remove those records and free some space in the control file. Regards
On 05/07/2018 04:54 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.

Mladen Gogala
Database Consultant
Tel: (347) 321-1217

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