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Second Alert_<Sid>.Log In ORACLE_HOME/dbs Directory Next To The Standard Alert Log Under ORACLE_BASE/admin (Doc ID 1322075.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 23, 2019

Applies to:

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


You observe two alert logs for an Oracle database. There is a 'standard' alert log in the ORACLE_BASE/admin/<sid> directory, but also another in ORACLE_HOME/dbs.
The second alert log has only limited but repeating messages like

Sun Feb 20 11:32:59 PST 2011
Instance shutdown complete
Sun Feb 20 11:33:46 PST 2011
Adjusting the default value of parameter parallel_max_servers

Is it possible to get rid of this second alert log and prevent it from reappearing?


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