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Large Number Of Audit Files Generated During Rman Backups (Doc ID 1211396.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


+ SYS operations are being audited (or users connecting with SYSDBA or SYSOPER privileges) by setting initialization parameter audit_sys_operations to TRUE.

+ Now, whenever a RMAN backup is started, it creates a huge amount of audit files in the destination defined by audit_file_dest initialization parameter

+ The setup requires SYS / SYSDBA operations to be audited and hence you cannot reset audit_sys_operations back to it's default value of FALSE which will completely stop auditing SYS operations.


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