How is this set on 8.1.7 and 8.1.6 databases

RMAN> CONFIGURE RETENTION POLICY TO RECOVERY WINDOW OF 8 DAYS;

RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00558: error encountered while parsing input commands
RMAN-01005: syntax error: found "identifier": expecting one of: "compatible"
RMAN-01008: the bad identifier was: RETENTION
RMAN-01007: at line 1 column 11 file: standard input

I looked at commands such as 

crosscheck backup of database completed before 'SYSDATE-7';
delete expired backup of database completed before 'SYSDATE-7';

But crosscheck only expires backups which are in the catalog, but not available on the 
backup media.

Do I have to use the change command and designate each backup piece?


Ian MacGregor
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