To write RMAN output to a log file.
If the file does not already exist, then RMAN creates it. If the file does exist, then RMAN overwrites the file by default. If you specify
APPEND, RMAN will append its output to the end of the file.
If the specified file cannot be opened for writing. Instead, RMAN turns
OFF and continues execution.
See Also:"cmdLine" for a description of
SPOOL command outside of a
||Turns off spooling.|
||Specifies the name of the log file to which RMAN directs its output. RMAN creates the file if it does not exist, or overwrites the file if it does exist.|
||Specifies that RMAN should append its output to the end of the existing log.|
Spooling RMAN Output to a File: Example This example directs RMAN output to standard output for the backup of datafile
1, then directs output to a log file for the backup of datafile
2, then directs output to a different log file for the whole database backup:
BACKUP DATAFILE 1; SPOOL LOG TO '/tmp/df2log.f'; BACKUP DATAFILE 2; SPOOL LOG OFF; SPOOL LOG TO '/tmp/dblog.f'; BACKUP DATABASE; SPOOL LOG OFF;