Re: Database comparisons

From: Niall Litchfield <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 19:01:55 +0000
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Hi, that sounds a bit daft but still wouldn't a db audit trail with reports periodically sent to the auditor do the job? You know audit update, insert delete on ....

On 1/11/10, Dennis Williams <> wrote:
> List,
> We have an audit finding related to data integrity. I'm looking for a way to
> detect all database changes on a small test database. Fortunately the
> environment is well-contained. Typically when we've made application
> changes, we verify that the data changes are what we expect. The auditors
> are insisting that we somehow verify there aren't unexpected changes in
> other tables. The environment is Oracle on Solaris. I have three
> thoughts:
> 1. The test database is freshly loaded from an export. After the tests, take
> an export and use UNIX "diff" and compare with the import.
> 2. Log Miner, or somehow more directly inspecting the archive logs.
> 3. Use some of the new flashback features to detect changes. This just
> occurred to me and I haven't had time to investigate it.
> Has anyone else done anything like this before?
> Dennis Williams

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Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA
Received on Mon Jan 11 2010 - 13:01:55 CST

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