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  1. #1
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    arch....dbf files in $ORACLE_HOME/dbs

    What are these files doing in my /dbs directory?

    Code:
    [oracle@fedora10 dbs]$ ls
    arch1_10_682014240.dbf  arch1_2_682610081.dbf   arch1_49_672770507.dbf
    arch1_11_682014240.dbf  arch1_27_682014240.dbf  arch1_50_672770507.dbf
    arch1_12_682014240.dbf  arch1_28_682014240.dbf  arch1_5_682014240.dbf
    arch1_13_682014240.dbf  arch1_29_682014240.dbf  arch1_5_682610081.dbf
    arch1_14_682014240.dbf  arch1_30_682014240.dbf  arch1_6_682014240.dbf
    arch1_15_682014240.dbf  arch1_31_682014240.dbf  arch1_6_682610081.dbf
    arch1_16_682014240.dbf  arch1_32_682014240.dbf  arch1_7_682014240.dbf
    arch1_1_681994290.dbf   arch1_33_682014240.dbf  arch1_7_682610081.dbf
    arch1_1_682014240.dbf   arch1_34_682014240.dbf  arch1_8_682014240.dbf
    arch1_17_682014240.dbf  arch1_35_682014240.dbf  arch1_8_682610081.dbf
    arch1_18_682014240.dbf  arch1_36_682014240.dbf  arch1_9_682014240.dbf
    arch1_19_682014240.dbf  arch1_3_682014240.dbf   hc_orcl.dat
    arch1_20_682014240.dbf  arch1_3_682610081.dbf   initdw.ora
    arch1_21_682014240.dbf  arch1_37_682014240.dbf  init.ora
    arch1_22_682014240.dbf  arch1_38_682014240.dbf  initorcl.ora
    arch1_23_682014240.dbf  arch1_39_682014240.dbf  inittest.ora
    arch1_24_682014240.dbf  arch1_40_682014240.dbf  lkORCL
    arch1_25_682014240.dbf  arch1_4_682014240.dbf   orapworcl
    arch1_26_682014240.dbf  arch1_4_682610081.dbf   snapcf_orcl.f
    arch1_2_682014240.dbf   arch1_48_672770507.dbf  spfileorcl.ora

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    you have archived them there

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    Odd because I have all my archivelogs in here:

    Code:
    [oracle@fedora10 dbs]$ ls  /u01/app/oracle/flash_recovery_area/ORCL/archivelog/
    2009_03_20  2009_03_26  2009_04_02  2009_04_16  2009_04_22
    2009_03_23  2009_03_27  2009_04_03  2009_04_17  2009_04_25
    2009_03_24  2009_03_30  2009_04_13  2009_04_20  2009_04_26
    2009_03_25  2009_04_01  2009_04_14  2009_04_21  2009_04_30

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    Could you post entry of your parameter file related to destination of your archived redo log files?
    Or please post the output of

    SQL> show parameter log_archive_dest

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    Code:
    SQL> show parameter log_archive_dest;
    
    NAME				     TYPE	 VALUE
    ------------------------------------ ----------- ------------------------------
    log_archive_dest		     string
    log_archive_dest_1		     string
    log_archive_dest_10		     string
    log_archive_dest_2		     string
    log_archive_dest_3		     string
    log_archive_dest_4		     string
    log_archive_dest_5		     string
    log_archive_dest_6		     string
    log_archive_dest_7		     string
    log_archive_dest_8		     string
    log_archive_dest_9		     string
    
    NAME				     TYPE	 VALUE
    ------------------------------------ ----------- ------------------------------
    log_archive_dest_state_1	     string	 enable
    log_archive_dest_state_10	     string	 enable
    log_archive_dest_state_2	     string	 enable
    log_archive_dest_state_3	     string	 enable
    log_archive_dest_state_4	     string	 enable
    log_archive_dest_state_5	     string	 enable
    log_archive_dest_state_6	     string	 enable
    log_archive_dest_state_7	     string	 enable
    log_archive_dest_state_8	     string	 enable
    log_archive_dest_state_9	     string	 enable
    SQL>
    init.ora file:

    [oracle@fedora10 dbs]$ cat initorcl.ora
    orcl.__db_cache_size=293601280
    orcl.__java_pool_size=16777216
    orcl.__large_pool_size=4194304
    orcl.__oracle_base='/u01/app/oracle'#ORACLE_BASE set from environment
    orcl.__pga_aggregate_target=209715200
    orcl.__sga_target=532676608
    orcl.__shared_io_pool_size=0
    orcl.__shared_pool_size=209715200
    orcl.__streams_pool_size=0
    *.audit_file_dest='/u01/app/oracle/admin/orcl/adump'
    *.audit_trail='db'
    *.compatible='11.1.0.0.0'
    *.control_files='/u01/app/oracle/oradata/orcl/control01.ctl','/u01/app/oracle/oradata/orcl/control02.ctl','/u01/app/oracle/oradata/orcl/control03.ctl'#Restore Controlfile
    *.db_block_size=8192
    *.db_domain=''
    *.db_flashback_retention_target=1440
    *.db_name='orcl'
    *.db_recovery_file_dest='/u01/app/oracle/flash_recovery_area'
    *.db_recovery_file_dest_size=8589934592
    *.diagnostic_dest='/u01/app/oracle'
    *.dispatchers='(PROTOCOL=TCP) (SERVICE=orclXDB)'
    *.local_listener='LISTENER_ORCL'
    *.memory_target=741343232
    *.open_cursors=300
    *.processes=150
    *.query_rewrite_enabled='TRUE'
    *.remote_login_passwordfile='EXCLUSIVE'
    *.undo_tablespace='UNDOTBS1'

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    I think you should set log_archive_dest_1 parameter. I assume that your database in ARCHIVELOG mode, but it couldn't find to archive the archived redo logs, that's why by default it archives it to /dbs folder.
    You should give log_archive_dest_1 parameter a correct value, and restart database
    Edit your initorcl.ora file, give log_archive_dest_1='/anydirectory'
    Create spfile from pfile. restart your database, run
    ALTER SYSTEM SWITCH LOGFILE;

    and check, whether it created new archived redo log file in /dbs directory, or to the directory which was assigned to the parameter log_archive_dest_1

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    First thanks for your reply but I think the archive logs in the /dbs directory are very old compared to the ones noted above in the:

    /u01/app/oracle/flash_recovery_area/ORCL/archivelog/

    directory. Correct I've set my database in archive log mode and it moves the very old archive logs in the /dbs directory. To test my theory, how would I remove the old archive logs?

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    One more thing, I would like to use RMAN to remove the above arch files in the /dbs directory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revzalot View Post
    Correct I've set my database in archive log mode and it moves the very old archive logs in the /dbs directory. To test my theory, how would I remove the old archive logs?
    Hard to imagine an Oracle process moving "very old archive logs into the /dbs directory".

    My guess is somebody put them there.

    If those are real old and not needed anymore just drop them.
    Pablo (Paul) Berzukov

    Author of Understanding Database Administration available at amazon and other bookstores.

    Disclaimer: Advice is provided to the best of my knowledge but no implicit or explicit warranties are provided. Since the advisor explicitly encourages testing any and all suggestions on a test non-production environment advisor should not held liable or responsible for any actions taken based on the given advice.

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    Here's the latest findings. I'm sure no one has moved those files into the /dbs directory.

    Code:
    RMAN> change archivelog until time 'sysdate-1' delete;
    
    using target database control file instead of recovery catalog
    allocated channel: ORA_DISK_1
    channel ORA_DISK_1: SID=130 device type=DISK
    List of Archived Log Copies for database with db_unique_name ORCL
    =====================================================================
    
    Key     Thrd Seq     S Low Time 
    ------- ---- ------- - ---------
    96      1    38      A 26-APR-09
            Name: /u01/app/oracle/product/11.1.0/db_1/dbs/arch1_38_682014240.dbf
    
    
    Do you really want to delete the above objects (enter YES or NO)? yes
    deleted archived log
    archived log file name=/u01/app/oracle/product/11.1.0/db_1/dbs/arch1_38_682014240.dbf RECID=96 STAMP=685550413
    Deleted 1 objects

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