What Is the Difference Between a Heap Dump and a Core Dump and How to Enable Each?

(Doc ID 1981375.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 11, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle JRockit - Version R28.2.0 and later
Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3.6 and later
Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 7 and later
Linux x86-64


What is the difference between a heap dump and a core dump? How can each of them be generated automatically?


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