If you use an FRA, one nice RMAN feature is that you can back up all the files in that location with one command. If you’re using a media manager and have a tape backup channel enabled, you can back up everything in the FRA to tape, like this:
RMAN> backup device type sbt_tape recovery area;
You can also back up the FRA to a location on disk. Use the TO DESTINATION command to accomplish this:
RMAN> backup recovery area to destination '/u01/O12C/fra_back';
RMAN will automatically create directories as required beneath the directory specified by the TO DESTINATION command.
Note The format of the subdirectory under the directory TO_DESTINATION is db_uniuqe_name/backupset/YYYY_MM_DD.
RMAN will back up full backups, incremental backups, control file autobackups, and archive redo log files. Keep in mind that flashback logs, online redo log files, and the current control file are not backed up.