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Excessive XML files for auditing in 21c Database; Traditional / Standard Auditing not working correctly (Doc ID 2785813.1)

Last updated on APRIL 17, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 21.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Using Oracle Enterprise Edition version 21.1 version, you may find that Standard / Traditional Auditing is not working correctly, such as excessive XML files generated if AUDIT_TRAIL is set to XML,EXTENDED.

So the following Traditional Auditing parameters were set:

When testing the Audit trail, you may find excessive XML files.


 This may have been an upgrade to 21c from 19c (or older) or a new install of 21c where Traditional Auditing has always been used.


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