Re: Oracle 11g placement of the alert log

From: Mark D Powell <>
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 15:28:19 -0800 (PST)
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On Jan 13, 4:25 pm, Mladen Gogala <> wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Jan 2008 07:47:32 -0800, DA Morgan wrote:
> > I didn't think it appropriate to advertise what you posted but you are
> > correct.
> I tried to avoid posting the exact details, but I had to respond when
> challenged. Without deactivating ADR, my statement is patently untrue.
> If you remember, I was already scolded once on this group for posting
> exact details of a security flaw. I don't think this is as serious as
> that was.
> > Unfortunately dinosaurs will now try to also create dictionary
> > managed tablespaces, rollback segments, and find the source code for
> > svrmgrl. <g>
> Dan, I really do appreciate your work, I think you're doing a marvellous
> job but sometimes you're too harsh. I don't have any Oracle11 databases
> in production yet and I am intensly studying the product. If there are
> scripts to be preserved at all cost, setting that parameter is an option.
> It goes without saying that a person who would deactivate a major new
> feature should know what he or she is doing. I don't see any "dinosaurs"
> around, except maybe myself. I 47 years old as of January 10 and for a
> computer geek I do have a bit of a long tooth. I am, however, trying to
> stay in sync with the latest versions and technology.
> > The entire ADR infrastructure is based on the log files being at a
> > specific location, under ADR_BASE and ADR_HOME. If you move one piece of
> > it your break the stack. I can't say from trying it but I would now
> > expect some of the RMAN and DBMS_IR functionality to not work.
> I agree. It will probably have similar effect as setting the compatibility
> to 10.2, but without rolling the optimizer features back. I do not
> recommend doing that, I simply said that it is possible. Whoever does so,
> must be aware of the implications. I am still trying to learn the product
> and I am doing so very thoroughly, trying to answer the specific
> questions that my management will ask me. Enabling and disabling features
> does fall into that category. Personally, I didn't do that on my testing
> databases.
> --

>>> 47 years old as of January 10 <<<

You are still a young child. Wait till you get past 50, like me.

  • Mark D Powell --
Received on Sun Jan 13 2008 - 17:28:19 CST

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