Obsolete and Expired RMAN backups

What is the difference between obsolete RMAN backups and expired RMAN backups?

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vineet tyagi

  • May 8th, 2012

Obsolete: means the backup piece is still available,but it is no longer needed.It depends on retention policy,i,e.recovery window .

Expired: means the backup piece or backup set is not found in the backup destination.

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