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Oracle® Database Backup and Recovery Reference
11g Release 2 (11.2)

Part Number E10643-03
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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 4, "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 user name, 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 file

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