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Delete A Big Trace File [message #335404] Tue, 22 July 2008 01:44 Go to next message
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I have a 16GB trace file named mysid_smon_3268.trc in bdump folder.
I must have to delete it to spare disk space.
When I try to delete it from OS windows give default error, i.e. file in use.
I feel its because this file is in use of oracle but I cant shutdown the database to delete this file.
Please advise how can I change database to stop using this file so that I can delete it or any other save way to delete it?

Re: Delete A Big Trace File [message #335428 is a reply to message #335404] Tue, 22 July 2008 03:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
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This is a Windows stuff, files are kept in exclusive and you can't delete (or move) them until process is over.
Maybe you can find a tool on sysinternals that can allow you to do this.

Re: Delete A Big Trace File [message #335499 is a reply to message #335428] Tue, 22 July 2008 06:11 Go to previous message
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Might work, havent tried it thou

closing trace file with oradebug
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