Re: RMAN question on the copy of the controlfile under $ORACLE_HOME/dbs directory

From: Subodh Deshpande <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 10:32:15 +0530
Message-ID: <>

check your rman script..
have you configured default backup destination to disk and does that point <ORACLE_HOME>/dbs location then rman might be using this directory.. connect to rman find out from the backup list whether this entry exists anywhere..

run the maintenance backup to delete expired backups..

if this is not the case then check your dump file locations..

also check whether there are any orphan processes owned by oracle:oinstall..

On 19 October 2011 03:56, Mandal, Ashoke <>wrote:

> We are having c- files under the ORACLE_HOME/dbs directory on regular
> basis and these are pretty big to fill up the filesystem.
> -rw-rw---- 1 oracle oinstall 15564800 May 22 18:08
> c-3963933903-20110522-03
> -rw-rw---- 1 oracle oinstall 15564800 May 22 23:09
> c-3963933903-20110522-04
> Q1. Are these created by RMAN?
> Q2. How to stop these files being written to ORACLE_HOME/dbs directory?
> Q3. What will be the impact if we delete these files from ORACLE_HOME/dbs
> directory?
> Q4. Why these c-* files are not generated under ORACLE_HOME/dbs directory
> for other ORACLE_HOME?
> Appreciate your help in advance,
> Ashoke
> Information transmitted by this email is proprietary to Medtronic and is
> intended for use only by the individual or entity to which it is addressed,
> and may contain information that is private, privileged, confidential or
> exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended
> recipient or it appears that this mail has been forwarded to you without
> proper authority, you are notified that any use or dissemination of this
> information in any manner is strictly prohibited. In such cases, please
> delete this mail from your records.
> To view this notice in other languages you can either select the following
> link or manually copy and paste the link into the address bar of a web
> browser:
> --


Received on Wed Oct 19 2011 - 00:02:15 CDT

Original text of this message