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Configuring Retention Policies
To disable the retention policy, use the CONFIGURE command with the RETENTION POLICY TO NONE keywords, as shown here:
RMAN> configure retention policy to none;
for well-packed databases.
In these cases, you will want to take advantage of actual backup set compression.
To actually perform a backup with compression, you will need to configure the default
device type to use compression, or you will have to use the AS COMPRESSED keyword when issuing the BACKUP command. Here is an example of configuring the default device type to use compression:
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The hidden Talents of Compression
less disk I/O associated with the backup . This can result in reduced backup times, and the
backups may have less impact on the overall system .
For example, if you wanted to configure encryption for the entire database, you would use the following commands:
RMAN> configure encryption algorithm "AES128"; RMAN> configure encryption for database on;