How to check database backups

Checking Database backups are one of the main focus areas of a DBA. Time to time, DBA needs to check database backup status and see if its completed, failed, running etc. Also, DBA must be able to get the backup start time, end time and even the backup size for reference purpose. The below query gives answers to all the backup details in oracle.

Query to check database backup

set linesize 500
col BACKUP_SIZE for a20
SELECT
INPUT_TYPE "BACKUP_TYPE",
--NVL(INPUT_BYTES/(1024*1024),0)"INPUT_BYTES(MB)",
--NVL(OUTPUT_BYTES/(1024*1024),0) "OUTPUT_BYTES(MB)",
STATUS,
TO_CHAR(START_TIME,'MM/DD/YYYY:hh24:mi:ss') as START_TIME,
TO_CHAR(END_TIME,'MM/DD/YYYY:hh24:mi:ss') as END_TIME,
TRUNC((ELAPSED_SECONDS/60),2) "ELAPSED_TIME(Min)",
--ROUND(COMPRESSION_RATIO,3)"COMPRESSION_RATIO",
--ROUND(INPUT_BYTES_PER_SEC/(1024*1024),2) "INPUT_BYTES_PER_SEC(MB)",
--ROUND(OUTPUT_BYTES_PER_SEC/(1024*1024),2) "OUTPUT_BYTES_PER_SEC(MB)",
--INPUT_BYTES_DISPLAY "INPUT_BYTES_DISPLAY",
OUTPUT_BYTES_DISPLAY "BACKUP_SIZE",
OUTPUT_DEVICE_TYPE "OUTPUT_DEVICE"
--INPUT_BYTES_PER_SEC_DISPLAY "INPUT_BYTES_PER_SEC_DIS",
--OUTPUT_BYTES_PER_SEC_DISPLAY "OUTPUT_BYTES_PER_SEC_DIS"
FROM V$RMAN_BACKUP_JOB_DETAILS
where start_time > SYSDATE -10
and INPUT_TYPE != 'ARCHIVELOG'
ORDER BY END_TIME DESC
/

Query to check archivelog Backup

set linesize 500
col BACKUP_SIZE for a20
SELECT 
INPUT_TYPE "BACKUP_TYPE",
--NVL(INPUT_BYTES/(1024*1024),0)"INPUT_BYTES(MB)",
--NVL(OUTPUT_BYTES/(1024*1024),0) "OUTPUT_BYTES(MB)",
STATUS,
TO_CHAR(START_TIME,'MM/DD/YYYY:hh24:mi:ss') as START_TIME,
TO_CHAR(END_TIME,'MM/DD/YYYY:hh24:mi:ss') as END_TIME,
TRUNC((ELAPSED_SECONDS/60),2) "ELAPSED_TIME(Min)",
--ROUND(COMPRESSION_RATIO,3)"COMPRESSION_RATIO",
--ROUND(INPUT_BYTES_PER_SEC/(1024*1024),2) "INPUT_BYTES_PER_SEC(MB)",
--ROUND(OUTPUT_BYTES_PER_SEC/(1024*1024),2) "OUTPUT_BYTES_PER_SEC(MB)",
--INPUT_BYTES_DISPLAY "INPUT_BYTES_DISPLAY",
OUTPUT_BYTES_DISPLAY "BACKUP_SIZE",
OUTPUT_DEVICE_TYPE "OUTPUT_DEVICE"
--INPUT_BYTES_PER_SEC_DISPLAY "INPUT_BYTES_PER_SEC_DIS",
--OUTPUT_BYTES_PER_SEC_DISPLAY "OUTPUT_BYTES_PER_SEC_DIS"
FROM V$RMAN_BACKUP_JOB_DETAILS
where start_time > SYSDATE -10
and INPUT_TYPE = 'ARCHIVELOG'
ORDER BY END_TIME DESC
/

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