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BRARCHIVE - cds / cps / cds

Hello everybody,

To get the redo log backup (save) and the second backup (copy) on two different physical tapes, I've planned "-cds" run on Mon/Wed/Fri and "-cps" run on Tue/Thu. Unfortunately not all saved and copied redo logs were deleted after the next "-cds" run.

In the "arch<sid>.log" I can see that the logs (169144 - 169592) were saved (aewggriv cds) and one day later copied (aewglotu cps) but with the next "-cds" run not deleted.

I guess that kind of behavior came from the point, that the logs (169144 - 169592) are saved during a "-cds" run, after that the copy_save "-cps" run just copies that redo logs and with the next -"cds" run the option "delete" will not be used.

Question: is that a normal behavior? And if yes, how can I handle that?

The problem is, that over the last three days over 500 redo logs are collected, they never going to be deleted, or I do it manually.

For other systems I'm using always -cds and backup to disk, but for that system, BW, the backup is going directly to tape (performance).

Thanks for any hint!

Best regards,


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    Aug 08, 2017 at 02:48 PM

    To delete just run brarchive with the -dc (delete_copied) flag.

    For my problem, I run now a mix of -s, -cs and -dc archive runs.

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