This BRARCHIVE command option defines the number of offline redo log files or tape volumes to be processed.

Input syntax: -n|-number <number of logs>|<number of volumes>

Default value: 10,000

·        number of logs: Specify the number of offline redo log files to archive and/or delete.

·        number of volumes: Together with the option -i, -i forceor -i show, you can use -n to specify the number of volumes (tapes) to initialize.

The default value is 10,000. The program processes practically all the existing offline redo log files (or volumes for volume initialization). In other words, the files in the init<DBSID>.sap parameter volume_archive or those defined with the option -v.