RE: Question Auditing Session = Logons (inspired by Stephen's email)

From: Powell, Mark <>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:21:32 +0000
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Yes, you do not have to audit logons just because you want to audit other privileges, users, or object changes. You pretty much have control over what is audited via the audit rules. If the DBCA is used to build a database then on 11.2+ a whole slew of auditing actions are enabled by default. You can turn off any you do not want.

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From: [] On Behalf Of Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:15 PM To:
Subject: Question Auditing Session = Logons (inspired by Stephen's email)

Can you audit the other things without auditing SESSION (Logons) ? We have a scenario where we're generating thousands of .aud files per day - and our user population is not very large.

I've just started investigating this and want to reduce the number of aud files generated.

We have some applications that all they do is connect to the database and disconnect to verify it is up. And they do this several times a minute from different servers; an issue which is on "the list" to be addressed.

Chris Taylor
Oracle DBA
Parallon IT&S


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