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Obsoleted "BY SESSION" Audit Option Leads to Massive Audit Output (Huge AUD$) (Doc ID 1375419.1)

Last updated on MARCH 26, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema 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
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The BY SESSION audit option has been obsoleted by the introduction of the Audit Trail Cleanup feature.
Its functionality has been changed as documented and, consequently, massive amounts of audit entries are now generated in databases where, previously, there was relatively little audit output.
Affected releases are:, and all 11.2 releases and higher.


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