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How to Locate Trace Files Related to a Critical Error (11g and Above) (Doc ID 443536.1)

Last updated on APRIL 06, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
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.
***Checked for relevance on 22-May-2013***


Starting with Oracle 11g, there is significant change in trace file and alert.log generation. The locations of alert.log and trace files are also changed. This note explains how to find out a tracefile when there is a critical error in the database.


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