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A Lot of Audit Files in ASM Home (Doc ID 813416.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 24, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
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
Information in this document applies to any platform.


You see excessive audit files ( .aud ) being generated in ASM Home's /rdbms/audit directory or the directory set by the parameter AUDIT_FILE_DEST. This number of audit files is more compared to RDBMS's Audit files, and are being aggressively generated.

You know for every SYSDBA and SYSASM connections, we log it to a .aud file and that can not be turned off. You also see that PQ slave processes ( on 10.2 ) or ms slave ( capture reader process on 11.1 ) is making such numerous connections. 


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