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  Delete archived redo logs scripts

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonMarch 25, 2015

Question:  How to I periodically delete un-used archived redo logs

Answer:  Every time to take a fresh bull backup, the "outdated" redo logs can be purged from the archived redo log filesystem.  See these general notes on archive Redo Logs.  There are several approaches to deleting archived redo logs:

RAC: delete archive redo logs:  RAC deletion archived redo logs

RMAN delete archive redo logs:  See my notes on RMAN delete archived redo logs.

OEM delete archive redo logs:  See Removing Archive Redo Log files from Enterprise Manager

For example, if you take a full backup every 3 days, you can run this script to delete all archived redo logs that are older than 3 days:

# Cleanup PROD archive logs more than 3 days old
/usr/bin/find /u01/app/oracle/admin/PROD/arch/arch_prod*.arc -ctime +3 -exec rm {} \;

For full scripts, download our Oracle script collection. Also see my notes on tuning Oracle archived redo logs.

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