Sybase Replication Agent provides features for both automatic and manual log truncation.
Replication Agent provides two options for automatic transaction log truncation:
Periodic truncation, based on a time interval you specify
Automatic truncation whenever Replication Agent receives a new LTM Locator value from the primary Replication Server
You also have the option to switch off automatic log truncation. By default, automatic log truncation is enabled and is set to truncate the log whenever Replication Agent receives a new LTM locator value from the primary Replication Server.
When pdb_include_archives is set to true, the default, and pdb_remove_archives is set false, the Replication Agent does not do any online or archived transaction log truncation. When pdb_include_archives is set to true, the default, and pdb_remove_archives is set true, the Replication Agent deletes already-processed archive redo logs from the pdb_archive_path location. The Replication Agent is not responsible for archiving online transaction logs.
Sybase recommends you only configure the Replication Agent to remove archive log files if an additional archive log directory is used.
When the configuration parameter pdb_include_archives is set to false, Replication Agent performs online redo log truncation (either scheduled or manual) by issuing the alter system command with the archive log sequence keywords. The command uses the log sequence number of the redo log file whose contents have been processed by the Replication Agent and are ready to be archived.
The alter system command syntax in
Oracle allows redo log files to be archived in addition to the single
log sequence specified in the command. To avoid the possibility
of unintentional archiving, Replication Agent only issues this command
when it is processing the redo log file whose status is
You can specify the automatic truncation option you want (including none) by using the ra_config command to set the value of the truncation_type configuration parameter.
If you want to truncate the transaction log automatically based on a time interval, use the ra_config command to set the value of the truncation_interval configuration parameter.
You can truncate the Replication Agent transaction log manually, at any time, by invoking the pdb_truncate_xlog command at the Replication Agent administration port.