Manager does not Purge Trail files : WARNING OGG-00997 (error 17, File exists) (Doc ID 1591804.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 10, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle GoldenGate - Version 11.1.1.1.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Manager process does not purge already processed trail files. It gives warning:

2013-10-14 10:25:24 WARNING OGG-00997 Purge of old extract file ./dirdat/sb failed (error 17, File exists).

Changes

 A not empty directory with the same name as the trail files' first 2 bytes were created in the same location as the trail files:

drwxr-xr-x   2 oracle     dba             96 Sep 27 18:05 sb

Cause

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