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Troubleshooting Filewatcher - does not monitor the new files arrived (Doc ID 2299558.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 24, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database 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.



Starting with Oracle Database 11g Release 2, an event-based Scheduler job can be started based on the arrival of a file in a directory on the server. The file arrival event is raised by a new Scheduler object called a file watcher.

New file arrives to the monitored directory or timestamp of the existing file refreshed by Linux touch command but file watcher do not capture it.

This note will cover troubleshooting steps for Filewatcher issues.


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