one of the useful RMAN commands is:
RMAN> list backup summary;
so what are these columns represent ?
* LV column lists the following:
0 = incremental level 0 backup
1 = incremental level 1 backup
A = archivelogs
f = full – backup database command
* S is the status:
A = available
U = unavailable
As mentioned above F can represent either “FULL” backup or “Control File” Backup. If your RMAN configuration for controlfile auto-backup is set to “ON” , the control file backup will be taken automatically each time RMAN backup runs as shown in the above picture.
The RMAN configuration is:
RMAN> CONFIGURE CONTROLFILE AUTOBACKUP ON;