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How to Locate DBConsole Log / Trace Files, Control their Size and Other Details (Doc ID 1269830.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 19, 2022

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.  


This document describes how to locate the various log/trace files created in the Database Oracle home for Enterprise Manager Database Control and how to control their size/location/content.

IMPORTANT: In this document, we will use a generic naming convention for path in the form of <hostname>_<SID>, where <hostname> will be replaced with the actual name of that host and <SID> with the database name.

Note applies to RAC DB Console as well (file layout is the same as in Single instance) and Windows servers. However, we will refer only to Linux/Unix style paths (using "/"), while on Windows, the paths are constructed using "\".

On Single instances setup, the <hostname> value can be either the short hostname alias or the fully qualified one (that is "abc" or "").
On RAC systems, the <hostname> value will always be the short name ("abc" in this example) and for 11.2+ database, the <SID> will be the global database name (not the instance name as it is in pre-11.2 versions).


Database Administrators who need to monitor the functioning of the DBConsole.


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In this Document
 Logging and Tracing Configuration Files
 Logging and Tracing Directory
 Logging and Tracing parameters
 Logging and Tracing parameters for DBConsole process.
 Logging and Tracing parameters for DBConsole Agent.
 Logging and Tracing Levels
 Setting DEBUG for EM Agent Process
 Setting DEBUG for emctl command
 Controlling the content of secure.log file
 Controlling the content of emagent_perl.trc file

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