As I'm new in using RMAN and archivelog, I've a few doubts regarding to this. My database is Oracle 11g(windows platform). It was previously in noarchivelog mode and recently I've changed it to archivelog mode to backup my data and it started generating archived redo logs in the ARCHIVELOG directory. Each day almost 7 or 9 GB archived redo logs are generating.
Also, I have set my recovery destination and size as 50G and recovery window parameter as 4 days. I know that archive redo log files help me for the point on recovery.
But I am not getting a clear idea about below.
- Do I need to delete archivelog mode or will it automatically get cleared?
- If I move these archivelog files to other location or disk as backup, should it help me to recover data till that date?
- If I need to restore a test database using the production database, is it possible with these archive files? Does it need any other processing?
Thanks in advance.