Log_Archive_Dest_1 Set To Default Even When DB_Recovery_File_Dest Is Set
Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016
Applies to:Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168 [Release 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 21-Nov-2012***
Archive logs are being written to a default location, even when the following conditions are met:
- LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST is not set
- LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n is not set
- DB_RECOVERY_FILE_DEST is set
This is contrary to the documentation:
"If you do not set any value for LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST, LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_n, or DB_RECOVERY_FILE_DEST, then the redo logs are archived to a default location that is platform-specific."
This is causing higher disk space utilitization by archive logs than desired.
- Create 22.214.171.124 database using DBCA
- Click "enable archiving" in DBCA
- After DBCA completes, connect to the database and issue the following queries:
-- There should be no values for log_archive_dest or log_archive_dest_n.
SQL> show parameter db_recover
-- There should be values for the Flashback Recovery Area and its size, from DBCA.
SQL> select dest_name, destination from v$archive_dest;
-- There should be values in LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_1 (default location), and
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