How to Prevent the 'WLS_DIAGNOSTICSxxxxxx.DAT' file (under the DOMAIN_NAME/servers/SERVER_NAME/data/store/diagnostics folder) From Growing Too Large (Doc ID 965416.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 11, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 9.2 to 10.3
Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 12.2.1.2.0 to 12.2.1.2.0 [Release 12c]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 28-Jul-2016***

Goal

The Archive component of the WebLogic Diagnostic Framework (WLDF) captures and persists all data events, log records, and metrics collected by WLDF from server instances and applications running on them. You can configure WLDF to archive diagnostic data to a file store or a Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) data source. If you choose to archive diagnostic data to a file store, this file would stored in DOMAIN_NAME/servers/SERVER_NAME/data/store/diagnostics.

Under some conditions, these archived files may grow bigger and bigger and can not be removed automatically if you have not done special configuration. e.g., if JDBC connection profiling is enabled, etc.

Solution

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