RMAN gives me this error how should i resolve this issue:

    ORA-19815: WARNING: db_recovery_file_dest_size of 7516192768 bytes is 100.00 used, and has 0 remaining bytes available.

Thanks in advance

  • As the warning says, the recovery area is full. You don't say if this is located on a file system or perhaps in ASM, but a typical solution would be to delete some old archive logs or backup sets.
    – Roy
    Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 13:09
  • can you show us the output of SELECT * FROM V$RECOVERY_FILE_DEST; and SELECT * FROM V$RECOVERY_AREA_USAGE? SELECT NAME FROM V$RECOVERY_FILE_DEST; returns the name of the directory of the recovery file area. Can you show us the size of the disk/filesystem of the fast recovery area (e.g. by df -k fast_recovery_area_directory if it is a unix system)? It also would be useful to show the output of the command SHOW RETENTION POLICY; in rman.
    – miracle173
    Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 21:40

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Here is Oracle's answer.

Basically your options are these:

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    +1 but it makes sense to check first which files allocate how much space in the fast recovery area by checking the output of SELECT * FROM V$RECOVERY_AREA_USAGE
    – miracle173
    Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 21:28
  • @miracle173 Good tip. Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 21:45

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