Re: Audit related

From: Bradd Piontek <>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 09:06:03 -0500
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I see no issue with this. I"m also fairly positive you can run your database via NFS provided you have the proper mount settings for your platform. ( I could be mistaken). I know some Security Admin's prefer the audit_file_dest be set to a secured location that the 'oracle' user can only write to and then have them reviewed by a third party. I'm not sure how Database Vault (or is it Audit Vault , or both) handles this situation.

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  • William Feather

On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 4:35 PM, Ram Raman <> wrote:

> Hi,
> A follow up on this. Hopefully not a silly question.
> We are going to set up auditing with audit_trail=DB. We have
> audit_sys_oprations=TRUE too. Is it OK to set the audit_file_dest at an NFS
> location. I know it is not Ok to have a datafile in NFS. There is not enough
> space in the $ORACLE_BASE mount point, otherwise I would set it there. The
> audting is enabled by a third party product and administered by it. I
> checked with the company and yet to receive information on how often they
> clean out the 'audit_file_dest' and in what way.
> In the meanwhile, I want to make sure it is OK to have NFS for
> audit_file_dest. I read in Oracle manual that it goes to $OH/rdbms/audit if
> it by default (I assume it may happen if NFS is not avaialable, but NFS has
> always been available in our case, so far).
> Venky.
> On 10/13/08, Nigel Thomas <> wrote:
>> Ram
>> Moving AUD$ to another tablespace has been answered on the list before -
>> see which
>> includes a couple of Metalink references. See also
>> which
>> recommends you also open an SR with Oracle to register their approval.
>> Regards Nigel

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