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Custom RMAN catalog reports

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonJanuary 12,  2015


Question:  I want to run custom queries against my RMAN catalog, and I understand that the table names are rc_archived_log, rc_backup_archivelog_details and rc_backup_archivelog_summary.

How do I create reports from the RMAN catalog, and how can I write a custom report from the RMAN catalog?

Answer:  The RMAN recovery catalog comes with a full set of RMAN commands that produce every conceivable report listing.  For example, these RMAN commands will generate RMAN catalog reports:

rman> list backup;
rman> list backup of database;
rman> list backup summary;
rman> list incarnation;
rman> list backup by file;
rman> list copy of database archivelog all;
rman> list copy of datafile 1, 2, 3;
rman> list backup of datafile 11 summary;
rman> list backup of archivelog from sequence 1234;
rman> list controlfilecopy "/u01/app/oracle/ctrl1.cpy";
rman> list backupset of datafile 1;

You can also write custom queries against the rc_archived_log, rc_backup_archivelog_details and rc_backup_archivelog_summary tables:

   session_key, db_name,
   min(r.start_time) start_rman,
   min(c.checkpoint_time) start_controlfile,
   min(d.checkpoint_time) start_datafile,
   min(a.first_time) start_archivelog,
   max(a.next_time) end_archivelog,
   min(b.start_time) start_set,
   end_set, min(p.start_time)
   start_piece, max(p.completion_time) end_piece
   See code depot for full script
   rman.rc_backup_controlfile_details c
   rman.rc_backup_datafile_details d
   on c.session_key = d.session_key
   rman.rc_backup_archivelog_details a
   on c.session_key = a.session_key
   rman.rc_backup_set_details b
   on c.session_key = b.session_key
   rman.rc_backup_piece_details p
   on c.session_key = p.session_key
   rman.rc_rman_backup_job_details r
   on c.session_key = r.session_key
   db_key =
   (select db_key
     from rman.rc_database
    where name = 'alice1')
   c.checkpoint_time >sysdate-14
   d.checkpoint_time >sysdate-14
   r.start_time >sysdate-14
   a.first_time >sysdate-14
   b.start_time >sysdate-14
   p.start_time >sysdate-14
   a.next_time >sysdate-14
   b.completion_time >sysdate-14
   p.completion_time >sysdate-14
group by

For more custom Oracle scripts and reports, see the Oracle script collection.

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