Re: Oracle 11g placement of the alert log
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 07:36:57 -0800
> On Jan 13, 12:20 pm, DA Morgan <damor..._at_psoug.org> wrote:
>> Mladen Gogala wrote: >>> On Sat, 12 Jan 2008 15:47:02 +0000, Mladen Gogala wrote: >>>> This is untrue. One can simply change background_dump_dest and the alert >>>> log will go back to where it was. >>> Those parametes are, of course, deprecated in favor of DIAGNOSTIC_DEST >>> but are still fully functional. >> If they are now that would be news to me because in Beta 4, 5, and 6 >> they were ignored. >> -- >> Daniel A. Morgan >> Oracle Ace Director & Instructor >> University of Washington >> damor..._at_x.washington.edu (replace x with u to respond) >> Puget Sound Oracle Users Groupwww.psoug.org
> I hate this sort of silly guesswork and innuendo. You leave anyone who
> happens to be passing without any firm foundation of actual *fact*.
> The facts of the matter are evident in the official documentation:
> "This parameter is ignored by the new diagnosability infrastructure
> introduced in Oracle Database 11g Release 1, which places trace and
> core files in a location controlled by the DIAGNOSTIC_DEST
> initialization parameter."
> Or anyone could have done this simple test:
> SQL> show parameter background_dump_dest
> NAME TYPE VALUE
> ------------------------------------ ----------- ------------
> background_dump_dest string c:\app\hjr
> SQL> alter system set background_dump_dest='C:\app';
> SQL> alter system switch logfile;
> System altered.
> SQL> host dir c:\app\
> Volume in drive C has no label.
> Volume Serial Number is D070-3646
> Directory of c:\app
> 13/01/2008 01:23 PM <DIR> .
> 13/01/2008 01:23 PM <DIR> ..
> 13/01/2008 01:36 PM <DIR> hjr
> 0 File(s) 0 bytes
> 3 Dir(s) 34,271,100,928 bytes free
> ...and the lack of any alert log in the c:\app directory would
> definitely indicate that a background_dump_dest setting of c:\app is
> being ignored.
> A test always beats guesswork based on betas any day. A citation form
> the official doco helps, too.
My assumption, Howard, was that people here know how to read the docs. An assumption deeply rooted in fact when the person I am responding to is Mladen.
But as long as we are on the subject why did you pull your site and not just the ability for outsiders to post to the blog? That is, it would seem what some are referring to.
And, as I've suggested in the past, we would be happy to host your valuable content at PSOUG.
-- Daniel A. Morgan Oracle Ace Director & Instructor University of Washington damorgan_at_x.washington.edu (replace x with u to respond) Puget Sound Oracle Users Group www.psoug.orgReceived on Sun Jan 13 2008 - 09:36:57 CST