troubleshooting Question

RMAN related queries

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1) I saw a post on another oracle related forum the other day that said RMAN doesn’t so backups? I was under the impression (not a DBA or Oracle tech) that RMAN was the only supported method of backing up Oracle databases. So when they say RMAN doesn’t do backups, any idea where they are coming from? If it doesnt do backups, what does? Or what tool does do the backups?

2) I could do with some form of SQL query that would details how RMAN has been configured, to see what it is backing up, when/how often, where the backup file is being written to, logs of successful/unsuccessful backups, and any details about alerts configured to inform an admin of the success/non-success of a backup job (please bare in mind I am not oracle admin).

3) will the output of 2 be easy to interpret?

4) What would you be looking for in terms of RMAN configuration per databases, is there much that can go wrong, or that an admin can misconfigure?
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