11g: Possible reasons for many OS audit trail (.aud) files, <1KB in size
(Doc ID 1474823.1)
Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199 [Release 11.1 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 03-Jan-2014
In Oracle Database 11gR1 and 11gR2:
One may find a large number of OS audit trail files, ending in .aud, being generated on the filesystem in AUDIT_FILE_DEST.
These files can be very small: less than 1KB in size.
The names of these files often share an OS PID number, such as:
What are possible reasons for these files being created with such frequency?
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