If Oracle GoldenGate 188.8.131.52.8+ is used, then you can also use the Automated Remote Trail File Recovery by Pump feature . You can just restart the pump process to enable the automatics trail file resending. With this, you don't need to backup the trail files.
- Oracle GoldenGate Documentation: ADD CHECKPOINTTABLE (12.2)
- Oracle GoldenGate Documentation: What's New in Oracle GoldenGate 12.2 - Automated Remote Trail File Recovery