This article is about RMAN-08137. We are going to learn how do we can solve this issue. Let’s have look at the steps to solve this issue. RMAN does not delete ArchiveLogs on Primary Database when the State of the Archive Destination to the Standby Database is set to ‘defer’. When trying to delete ArchiveLogs, this Error is raised:
RMAN-08137: WARNING: archived log not deleted, needed for standby or upstream capture process
If we defer an Archive Destination to a Standby Database, the Primary Database will still consider the Standby Database as existing but temporary unavailable eg. for Maintenance. This can happen if you stop Log Transport Services from the Data Guard Broker or manually defer the State for the Archive Destination.
This is causing the archive log file system to be filled up. Appears that one of the orphan Capture processes is holding up archives.
SQL> alter system set “_deferred_log_dest_is_valid” = FALSE scope=both
Reff: RMAN-08137: WARNING: archived log not deleted, needed for standby or upstream capture process (1380368.1)
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