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  1. #1
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    Hi,

    I quick question for you all.

    I recently set up backup strategies for our database on Unix servers, and now I realize that the backups are quickly occupying a lot of disk space. I want to delete some of the older backups to free up the disk space. How do I do that ? I mean how do I find out what files are not needed ?

    Thanks for your input

  2. #2
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    Question

    Could you please provide more detail about type of database that you have. Are you running Archivelog? Also let me know what backup strategy you have.
    Thanks


  3. #3
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    Write the backups to tape then delete from server.

  4. #4
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    I have Oracle 8i Enterprise Edition installed on Sun OS Unix servers. The database is run in archivelog mode and I am taking a hot backup of the database using rman every night.

    Since this is on a development database where we are testing our backup and recovery mechanisms, we want to keep just a couple of days worth of data and delete older ones. May be this is a very basic question, but I wanted to know if I could just list all the files and delete the old ones by the date and time of creation of them. Or are they all related in some weird way...)).

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