delete expired archive logs

If archive logs are deleted by OS level, these archive logs information will be still in controlfile. So to remove these information from controlfile, you need to crosscheck archive logs and then execute delete expired archive logs.

Note: this command will not delete any archive logs. it will only check archive logs are not available those will be marked as expired in controlfile. So you only can remove the information from controlfile.

rman target /
allocate channel d1 type disk;
crosscheck archivelogs;
delete noprompt expired archivelog all;

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