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Monitor RMAN operations

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While RMAN is running, you can monitor the progress of the operation by looking at V$SESSION_LONGOPS like this:

SQL> SELECT sid, serial#, context, sofar, totalwork, 
round(sofar/totalwork*100,2) "% Complete"
  2    FROM v$session_longops
  3   WHERE opname LIKE 'RMAN:%'
  4     AND opname NOT LIKE 'RMAN: aggregate%';

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About the author: Kenny Smith has been working with Oracle technology on HP servers for over a decade. He specializes in Oracle database architecture, database administration and development. He has presented at numerous Oracle conferences on two continents. He has published many articles describing Oracle solutions and has co-authored "Oracle backup and recovery 101" from Oracle Press.

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