Brian, I would like to simplify my RMAN script to have a generic one. I need to pass a parameter to the RMAN script (in this case it is a SID for a FORMAT string of the backup statement). Can it be done?
When you allocate a channel, you can specify the FORMAT of the file names. Alternatively, you can specify the FORMAT in the BACKUP command. In either case, the string "%d" includes the database name in the file format. So a FORMAT clause may look like the following:
Notice that I included other format strings as well. You can find
all of the format strings
in this document.
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