Why can't an RMAN job be edited in 10G dbcontrol?

From: GS <gs_at_gs.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2009 16:04:47 GMT
Message-ID: <z0jil.9484$PH1.8439_at_edtnps82>

I set up a nightly backup job on a new database I just moved over to a Windows 2008 server, and I was sure I told it to keep 3 days worth of backups then delete obsolete backups. The problem is that it is not deleting the older backups, I have to do it manually, and I can't get into the job to see or change what it is doing. Dbcontrol just tells me that "Edit is not supported for this job type, only general information about the job can be updated".

So now it looks like I have to either just create a new job and delete this one, or just write the RMAN scripts and put them in scheduled tasks so I can at least tweak or change them later if I want to.

I guess this is more of a rant than a question, I have about 1/2 my DB's on 10G now and I am NOT getting used to the dbcontrol gui, in fact I think it is a bloated crappy gui interface. The 9i enterprise manager with a management server IMHO was/is a far better tool. I suppose I should give grid control another go, but after fighting with it for 2 days straight the last go around (and still not working) I am a tad soured on it. IMO a tool should be simple to implement, not be more complex than what you are trying to administer with it. </rant> Received on Wed Feb 04 2009 - 10:04:47 CST

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