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Oracle® Database Backup and Recovery Reference
11g Release 1 (11.1)

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Summary of RMAN Subclauses

Subclauses that are used in multiple commands are documented in a separate chapter to avoid unnecessary duplication. The descriptions of commands that use these subclauses include a cross-reference to the subclause entry in Chapter 3, "RMAN Subclauses". Table 1-3 summarizes the RMAN subclauses.

Table 1-3 Recovery Manager Subclauses

Subclause Specifies . . .

allocOperandList

Channel control options such as PARMS and FORMAT.

archivelogRecordSpecifier

A range of archived redo log files.

completedTimeSpec

A time range during which the backup or copy completed.

connectStringSpec

The username, password, and net service name for connecting to a target, recovery catalog, or auxiliary database. The connection is necessary to authenticate the user and identify the database.

datafileSpec

A datafile by filename or absolute file number.

deviceSpecifier

The type of storage device for a backup or copy.

fileNameConversionSpec

Patterns to transform source to target filenames during BACKUP AS COPY, CONVERT and DUPLICATE.

forDbUniqueNameOption

All databases in a Data Guard environment or a database with the specified DB_UNIQUE_NAME.

foreignlogRecordSpecifier

A range of foreign archived redo log files.

formatSpec

A filename format for a backup or copy.

keepOption

A backup or copy should or should not be exempt from the current retention policy.

listObjList

Items that will be displayed by the LIST command.

maintQualifier

Additional options for maintenance commands such as DELETE and CHANGE.

maintSpec

Files operated on by maintenance commands such as CHANGE, CROSSCHECK, and DELETE.

obsOperandList

Backups that are obsolete according to specified criteria.

recordSpec

Objects that the maintenance commands should operate on.

tempfileSpec

A tempfile by path or by file number.

untilClause

An upper limit by time, SCN, or log sequence number. This clause is usually used to specify the desired point in time for an incomplete recovery.