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Huge core file in ORACLE_HOME/dbs [message #608352] Wed, 19 February 2014 00:22 Go to next message
sandba00
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Registered: February 2014
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Hi,

I find a core file in ORACLE_HOME/dbs of size 13G. Its in solaris environment.
Os- Solaris SPARC T5140
Oracle version - 11.2.0.1 .

Please help me to understand and what might have caused this file to grow to such a huge size and is it safe to remove this file. Now its not growing.
Re: Huge core file in ORACLE_HOME/dbs [message #608421 is a reply to message #608352] Wed, 19 February 2014 09:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
LKBrwn_DBA
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If you have exhausted reviewing the alert and other logs and still do not know where it came from, then you can remove it because there is no point in keeping a mystery core dump forever.

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Re: Huge core file in ORACLE_HOME/dbs [message #608426 is a reply to message #608421] Wed, 19 February 2014 09:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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Post results from OS command below

ls -ltr $ORACLE_HOME/dbs/
Re: Huge core file in ORACLE_HOME/dbs [message #608438 is a reply to message #608426] Wed, 19 February 2014 12:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
sandba00
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Hi,

Does removing this core file, affects anything else... I did not see anything from alert log file during feb 6 2013.

-rwxrwxrwx 1 oracle dba 2.8K May 15 2009 init.ora
-rw------- 1 oracle dba 13G Feb 6 2013 core
Re: Huge core file in ORACLE_HOME/dbs [message #608439 is a reply to message #608438] Wed, 19 February 2014 12:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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If you have no intention to sending it onto MOS for analysis, then just remove it.
Re: Huge core file in ORACLE_HOME/dbs [message #608440 is a reply to message #608438] Wed, 19 February 2014 12:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
sandba00
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Registered: February 2014
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Hi,

Recently I got an alert log of 2013 and found the following.

1. The db was aborted due to some users killed the smon/pmon process and it was trying to restart.
2. After restart, the alert log started flooding with below error message.

oradism creation failed for unknown reasons 0 8 100
WARNING: -------------------------------
WARNING: oradism did not start up correctly.
Dynamic ISM can not be locked.----------------------------------------
oradism creation failed for unknown reasons 0 8 100
WARNING: -------------------------------
WARNING: oradism did not start up correctly.
Dynamic ISM can not be locked.----------------------------------------


I went through the following link and found that it was due to permission issue.
http://somireddy.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/warning-oradism-did-not-start-up-correctly/


I guess, I can remove the core file .



Re: Huge core file in ORACLE_HOME/dbs [message #608441 is a reply to message #608440] Wed, 19 February 2014 12:47 Go to previous message
sandba00
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Registered: February 2014
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Thanks to everyone who took their time to respond me.
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