To get started with RMAN, you would need to invoke the RMAN client which is actually a binary file. The best part is that to use it, you don't need to do anything except fire it like any other binary executable file of Oracle database (for example,
SQL*PLUS), it's copied during the installation of the database in the standard path
$ORACLE_HOME/bin. It goes without saying that before you execute it, you must have set the environment properly by including the
$ORACLE_HOME/bin in the OS path. Failing to do so would result in the error stating rman is not found. If you are all set, when you issue the command
RMAN on the OS terminal, you will be welcomed with a
RMAN prompt by the
RMAN client. So let's do it by firing the RMAN ...