I make it a practice to dump my RMAN session's information to a log file and then I email that log file to my email...
account. Every morning, I check my email to see if my backups ran successfully. This is just part of my daily DBA routine.
With 40+ databases, I would definitely create a recovery catalog and use it for all of my RMAN backups. There are a number of benefits to a recovery catalog.
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