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Oracle error log

I'm from a Sybase and Ms SQL server background and a bit new to
Oracle.
Does Oracle have a databse error log where all database errors are
logged to?
I've searched(maybe not hard enough) for either an overall oracle log
and for an instance specific log, but have not found anything.

Thx in advance
Jul 19 '05 #1
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search for alert<ORACLE_SID>.log

you can figure out its location from init.ora file dump_dest=

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Jul 19 '05 #2
ap*******@websoft.co.za (Allen) wrote in message news:<23**************************@posting.google. com>...
I'm from a Sybase and Ms SQL server background and a bit new to
Oracle.
Does Oracle have a databse error log where all database errors are
logged to?
I've searched(maybe not hard enough) for either an overall oracle log
and for an instance specific log, but have not found anything.

Thx in advance


You would be interested in the alert_<SID>.log log file. It is
usually located in $ORACLE_BASE/admin/ORACLE_SID/bdump.

Louis.
Jul 19 '05 #3
ap*******@websoft.co.za (Allen) wrote in message news:<23**************************@posting.google. com>...
I'm from a Sybase and Ms SQL server background and a bit new to
Oracle.
Does Oracle have a databse error log where all database errors are
logged to?
I've searched(maybe not hard enough) for either an overall oracle log
and for an instance specific log, but have not found anything.

Thx in advance


It is assumed here that your database is up and running and you can get in.

select value from v$parameter where name like '%background_dump_dest%';
OR show parameter background_dump_dest

should give the location of the alert log file

HTH

Michael Tubuo Ngong
Jul 19 '05 #4

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