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In on of our Oracle 11.2.0 installations the directory database\diag\rdbms\$DB\$DB\alert is filled with hundreds of xml files (log.xml, log1.xml ...). Can Oracle be configured to do log rotation there? And where are these files used?

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Oracle won't do this natively. You'll have to use an external utility to do this.

On Unix systems this is usually achieved with logrotate.

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