In on of our Oracle 11.2.0 installations the directory
database\diag\rdbms\$DB\$DB\alert is filled with hundreds of xml files (
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.