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11g Release 2 (11.2)

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AUDIT_FILE_DEST

Property Description
Parameter type String
Syntax AUDIT_FILE_DEST = 'directory'
Default value The first default value is:

ORACLE_BASE/admin/ORACLE_SID/adump

The second default value, which is used if the first default value does not exist or is unusable, is:

ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/audit

Both of these default values are for Unix systems. Other platforms may have different defaults.

Modifiable ALTER SYSTEM ... DEFERRED
Basic No

AUDIT_FILE_DEST specifies the operating system directory into which the audit trail is written when the AUDIT_TRAIL initialization parameter is set to os, xml, or xml,extended. The audit records will be written in XML format if the AUDIT_TRAIL initialization parameter is set to xml or xml, extended. It is also the location to which mandatory auditing information is written and, if so specified by the AUDIT_SYS_OPERATIONS initialization parameter, audit records for user SYS.