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RMAN-06059 Tips

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonJanuary 4, 2015

Question:  I have hit an RMAN 06059 error after manually deleting old redo log files:

RMAN-06059 expected archived log not found, loss of archived log compromises recoverability

My system does not need archived redo logs after 30 days and I have a batch job to delete all redo logs over 30 days old.  The problem is that RMAN is not aware that these files have been deleted and throws the RMAN-06059 error.  How do I tell RMAN about deleted files, to avoid the RMAN-06059 error?

Answer:  The oerr command shows this for the RMAN-06059 error:

RMAN-06059 expected archived log not found, loss of archived log compromises recoverability

Cause: The archived log was not found. The repository thinks it does exist. If the archived log has in fact been lost and there is no backup, then the database is no longer recoverable across the point in time covered by the archived log.

This may occur because the archived log was removed by an outside utility without updating the repository.

Action: If the archived log has been removed with an outside utility and the archivelog has already been backed up, then you can synchronize the repository by running CROSSCHECK ARCHIVELOG ALL.

If the archivelog has not been previously backed up, then you should take a full backup of the database and archivelogs to preserve recoverability. Previous backups are not fully recoverable.

See these notes on the RMAN crosscheck command.  Also see how to remove an expired backupset with RMAN.

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