Large Number Of Audit Files Generated During Rman Backups

(Doc ID 1211396.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 07, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.1.0.7 [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 08-Jan-2014***


Symptoms

+ 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.

Cause

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