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

Part Number E10643-03
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SPOOL

Purpose

Use the SPOOL command to direct RMAN output to a log file.

See Also:

RMAN for a description of LOG files

Prerequisites

Execute the SPOOL command at the RMAN prompt.

Syntax

spool::=

Surrounding text describes spool.gif.

Semantics

Syntax Element Description
OFF Turns off spooling.
TO filename 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. If the specified file cannot be opened for writing, then RMAN turns SPOOL to OFF and continues execution.
   APPEND Appends the RMAN output to the end of the existing log.

Example

Example 3-50 Spooling RMAN Output to a File

This example directs RMAN output to standard output for configuration of the default device type, spools output of the SHOW command to log file current_config.log, and then spools output to db_backup.log for the whole database backup:

CONFIGURE DEFAULT DEVICE TYPE TO sbt;
SPOOL LOG TO '/tmp/current_config.log';
SHOW ALL;
SPOOL LOG OFF;
SPOOL LOG TO '/tmp/db_backup.log';
BACKUP DATABASE;
SPOOL LOG OFF;