Re: Oracle 11g placement of the alert log

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Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 19:45:57 +0100
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On Sun, 13 Jan 2008 15:28:19 -0800 (PST), Mark D Powell <> wrote:

>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 --

Tell me, does anything change? I will see Abraham this year and turn 50.
I look at least 20 years younger, though.

Sybrand Bakker
Senior Oracle DBA
Received on Mon Jan 14 2008 - 12:45:57 CST

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