Hi all,
I'm trying to find out if there's a way to force timestamps to be recorded in the output from RMAN. We use primarily 9i on Solaris and have many shell scripts used for running RMAN backups. Typically we'll direct the standard output from the RMAN commands to a log, and we get stuff like this:

Starting backup at 19-OCT-04
channel t1: starting full datafile backupset
channel t1: specifying datafile(s) in backupset
including current controlfile in backupset
input datafile fno=00001 name=/oracle/ora54/oradata/dbX/system01.dbf

... and so on. The problem is that we're often being asked to monitor how quickly backups are running, and it's hard to tell without any timestamps in the output. (Especially if the log is just sitting there for a while and you don't have any idea when the current backup piece was started.) I've searched the forums, the web, and the Oracle docs to no avail. A minor issue, but it would make life more pleasant. Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.