An alert is a warning that a storage area has reached its maximum size. This alert appears on the Oracle SES Administration GUI home page. All Oracle SES background processes that consume disk space are stopped until you clear the alert.

See Also: "Disk Space Management: Quotas and Alerts"

Object Type

Creatable by the space management system

Object Key


Object Key Command Syntax


-n object_name

State Properties


Supported Operations


Administration GUI Page

Home - General (display only)

XML Description

The <search:alerts> element describes alerts:


Element Descriptions 


Contains one or more <search:alert> elements.


Describes an alert. It contains these elements:


Contains the name of the alert.


Contains the date and time the alert was raised.


Contains the type of alert:

  • SPACE: The storage area filled its space quota. Tasks are stopped until this alert is resolved.

  • SPACE_WARNING: The storage area filled 80% or more of its space quota. No tasks are stopped; this is just a notice.


Contains the current status of the alert. This is the only setting that you can update.

  • OPEN: The alert is open and Oracle SES processes are stopped. The system typically sets this status when creating the alert.

  • RESOLVED: The condition that caused the alert has been fixed and processing can resume. You can set this status with an update or updateAll operation.


Contains one or more <search:cause> elements.


Describes the storage area that caused the alert.

Attribute Value
time Date and time the alert was raised.
location Directory location of the storage area.
storageArea Name of the storage area.
size Current size of the storage area.
quota Maximum size of the storage area.


This XML document shows an alert on the OES and OES_ASSM2 storage areas:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<search:config productVersion="" xmlns:search="">
         <search:time>Wed, 09 Dec 2009 19:46:32 GMT</search:time>
            <search:cause location="/home/oracle/dbs/ses/" quota="2" size="140" storageArea="OES" time="09 Dec 2009 13:46:32"/>
            <search:cause location="/home/oracle/dbs/ses/" quota="2" size="111" storageArea="OES_ASSM2" time="09 Dec 2009 13:46:32"/>