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    including readable timestamp in RMAN backup pieces

    When I do a backup in RMAN, it allows me to specify the name of the backup pieces via "format". However, it only provides %t to specify the timestamp, which is a number of seconds elapsed since a certain time. Is there a way to specify in my RMAN script that creates backup pieces with more readable time like 2003-05-29 as part of the filename?

    Thanks,

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    You did not mention the Oracle version. I'm running 9.2

    and I us %T

    My format string is: rmanHOT_BOSCO_%d_t%T_s%s_p%p

    and my file names looks like:
    rmanHOT_BOSCO_t20030529_s1036_p1

    HTH

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    Thanks gopi. I am using 8.1.7.3 but I don't think it supports %T. When I specify it with %T, it puts in literally %T.

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    Hi

    You can try using

    RMAN> run{
    host 'echo Backup stored in logfile (logrman.txt) taken on ->d:
    \oracle\ora81\rmanbkp\rmandate.log';
    host 'time /T>>d:\oracle\ora81\rmanbkp\rmandate.log';
    host 'date /T>>d:\oracle\ora81\rmanbkp\rmandate.log';
    }

    This will produce a file that has -

    Backup stored in logfile (logrman.txt) taken on -
    16:57
    05-Sep-2002





    TIMESTAMP FOR UNIX
    --------------------
    To get time / date displayed during an RMAN operation the OS command (date)
    should be used.

    To display a timestamp in the RMAN log, run something similar to the following -

    RMAN >run{
    allocate channel a1 type disk
    .
    .
    .
    HOST 'date';
    release channel a1;
    }
    Output looks like -

    RMAN-03022: compiling command: host
    Wed Jul 24 16:31:06 BST 2002
    RMAN-06134: host command complete


    Alternatively this also works

    BACKUP DATAFILE 7 FORMAT 'c:\RMANBKUP\file7_%T_%s_%p';

    -- Notice that we use %T for the date, %s for the backup set number,
    -- and %p for the piece number.

    regards
    Hrishy
    Last edited by hrishy; 05-30-2003 at 01:51 AM.

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    Originally posted by a128
    Thanks gopi. I am using 8.1.7.3 but I don't think it supports %T. When I specify it with %T, it puts in literally %T.
    Search for 'format_string' on this page and you will get the list of available format strings.

    http://download-west.oracle.com/docs...syn6.htm#15554

    HTH
    Amar
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    Thanks for all the inputs.

    I searched through the documents and am pretty sure in 8i, I can't make it include current date as part of backup piece file name. However, as gopi mentioned, in 9i, there is a %T option let me do that. Too bad I am still on 8i.

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