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ADRCI PURGE Command Is Not Cleaning Up CDUMP_{TIMESTAMP} Folders In TRACE Directory (Doc ID 756140.1)

Last updated on MARCH 04, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.1]
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 Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Server Enterprise Edition - Version:

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For this article there are no symptoms in terms of errors seen in alert or within the session.

Instead for this article to be applicable the user will be trying to delete folders using the ADRCI tool under Oracle11g, the problem is only seen on this particular release and is resolved in the patchset.

There is no clear documentation to show how such directories can be removed using ADRCI so to demonstrate the problem and solution an example is now provided. The example is specific to a particular machine/instance so cannot be simulated by a testcase. The purpose of the example is simply to highlight syntax and usage of ADRCI:

a) navigate to the directory containing the instance trace information:

'show incident' will then show the 5 remaining rows but still 'ls -ltr' shows six CDMP_<timestamp> directories.


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