Re: Taking backups of Archive logs

From: Mark D Powell <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 09:25:40 -0800 (PST)
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On Jan 8, 9:06 am, "" <> wrote:
> On Jan 8, 12:36 am, wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I am new to taking backups in Oracle. Say if I create a database with
> > the Archived log space as 10GB . Now if I have a daily backup , I see
> > that it eats up quite a lot of space. Now how do I move some of the
> > archived logs or delete them ? Do I have to necessarily use RMAN for
> > the same ? Just doing an 'rm' doesn't seem to help.
> > thanks.
> > Madhu M
> What, exactly, are you including in this backup?  Where are you
> storing it on the server?  How large is the filesystem for the
> archivelogs?  How may archivelogs do you generate in an hour?  How
> large, on average, are your archivelogs?  What do you mean by 'Just
> doing an 'rm' doesn't seem to  help.'?  Which release of Oracle are
> you using?  How  large is your database?
> You need to provide much more information than  you have before anyone
> can provide any suggestions.
> David Fitzjarrell

The Oracle release which David asked for is important as is how you currently perform your backups such as do you perform rman or manual backups, are the archive logs included in rman backup or not, and have the archived logs been backed up to tape?

You need to describe your current environment and process enough so that the advice given is appropriate for your environment.

HTH -- Mark D Powell -- Received on Tue Jan 08 2008 - 11:25:40 CST

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