Use the PRINT SCRIPT command to print a local or global stored script to standard output or to a file.


Execute PRINT SCRIPT only at the RMAN prompt. RMAN must be connected to a target database and a recovery catalog. The recovery catalog database must be open.

If the specified script is a local script, then RMAN must be connected to the target database that it was connected to when you created or replaced the script.

Usage Notes

If GLOBAL is not specified, then RMAN looks for a local or global script script_name to print. If a local script is found, then it is printed. If no local script is found, but a global script script_name is found, then the global script is printed.


Syntax Element Description


Identifies the script as global.

If GLOBAL is specified, then a global script with the specified name must exist in the recovery catalog. Otherwise, RMAN returns error RMAN-06004.

See Also: "Usage Notes" for an explanation of the difference between global and local scripts


Specifies the name of the script to print. Quotes must be used around the script name when the name contains either spaces or reserved words.

   TO FILE 'filename'

Sends output to the specified file instead of standard output.


Example 2-114 Printing a Script to a File

This example prints a script to the file /tmp/global_backup_db.rman:

RMAN> PRINT GLOBAL SCRIPT global_backup_db TO FILE "/tmp/global_backup_db.rman";

Example 2-115 Printing a Script to the Screen

This example prints a stored script to standard output (and includes sample output):

RMAN> PRINT SCRIPT backup_whole;
printing stored script: backup_whole
      INCREMENTAL LEVEL 0 TAG backup_whole
      FORMAT "/disk2/backup/%U"