RDBPROD: OpenVMS File Protections on Oracle Rdb Database Files

(Doc ID 1120959.1)

Last updated on MAY 03, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Rdb Server on OpenVMS - Version 7.2.4 and later
HP OpenVMS Alpha
HP OpenVMS Itanium


According to the Oracle Rdb Installation and Configuration Guide Release 7.2:

Section B.4 "OpenVMS Protection of Oracle Rdb Files"

Oracle Rdb sets the following OpenVMS default protection for all database files:


This affects the following files:

  •   Database root (.RDB) and its associated ACL
  •   Recovery-unit journal (.RUJ)
  •   After-image journal (.AIJ)
  •   Snapshot (.SNP)
  •   Storage area (.RDA)

However, when a database is created, for example:

$ SQL show version;
Current version of SQL is: Oracle Rdb SQL V7.2-410
$ SQL create database filename foo;

the OpenVMS protection settings are not as expected.

$ directory/protection

Directory DISK:[DIR]


Total of 2 files.

OWNER is set to READ, WRITE rather than just READ. Is this a documentation error, a bug or a system set-up problem?


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