Database auditing involves observing a database so as to be aware of the actions of database users.

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How should deletions be handled in the database?

I'd like to implement an "undelete" feature in a web application such that a user can change her mind and recover a deleted record. Thoughts on how to implement this? Some options I've considered are ...
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How to find out who deleted some data SQL Server

My boss had a query from a customer yesterday asking how they could find out who deleted some data in their SQL Server database (it is the express edition if that matters). I thought this could be ...
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What is an audit table?

What are audit tables? How are they useful? I came across them reading this article.
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eCommerce orders table. Save prices, or use an audit/history table?

Im designing my first eCommerce schema. I've been reading around the subject for a little while, and am a bit confused about the relationship between an order_line_item and a product A product can ...
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What would I need to do to make sure my DB policies have to pass a security audit?

I have an audit coming up, and I was wondering what physical, electronic, and logical access controls an auditor would look for when auditing a database for an ERP system. I'm really new to this ...
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Audit logins on MySQL database

Is there a way to audit logins to MySQL? I'd like to be able to create a username for each employee and thereby create an audit trail of logins. However, googling has turned up no good results. The ...
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Policies RE database triggers in well-designed applications?

I've heard all kinds of horror stories around gremlins living in database triggers, and--worse--systems being brought down by the addition of a trigger that caused a chain of cascading ones. I'm ...
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SQL Server 2005 not collecting logins in the log file

I am currently running SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition on a Windows 2003 server machine. I have gone to the properties of the server and confirmed that the Login Auditing is set to both failed and ...
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Auditing specific database events

For auditing purposes, we have a requirement in which we have to enable Auditing for theses events: DBA Logins Changes made by DBAs LIKE INSERT, DELETE, UPDATE, ALTER (etc.) Changes made by our ...
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Track grant permission on tables

I'd like to see if there are any changes on the permissions granted for a specific table. For example, I don't want to have the login 'John' have the SELECT permission on the table Invoices. If ...
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Audit user queries on SQL Server 2005

I'm in an unpleasant situation where I have a requirement to audit any queries executed by users via SSMS, SQLCMD, etc. on a SQL Server 2005 database. The situation is made worse by the inability to ...
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Tracking object use using SQL Auditing

I am looking for a solution to track object usage in my database. Objects such as tables, stored procedures, and functions. I discovered SQL Auditing and was under the impression that it's exactly ...
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Get notified when SQL Server 2008 Audit Server logs something?

I'm setting up SQL Server 2008 Audit Server to log any activities made by certain group of users of certain database. All I need to do is get notified when the Audit server logs something, so that I ...
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Trigger Performance : Is Using Trigger is a good way?

We are using SQL Server 2008 for a j2ee web application. I need to maintains the audits for updates for each column with their previous value and new value on one of my table which is very heavy, ...
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How does the QUEUE_DELAY option for Server Audits work

I am working through how SQL Server Audits work and would like some clarity on how the QUEUE_DELAY options works. BOL defines the options as: Determines the time, in milliseconds, that can ...
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How to know the user doing a delete action on an audit table, when using a shared login?

Background information: I'm creating a collection of audit tables to keep track of updates and deletes to a set of data tables for my app. Audit records are created via triggers. DML in my app's ...
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How to reuse an update trigger for multiple tables in postgresql?

In the database for a new project, I've started the convention of having each table have a last modified timestamp column. To implement this, I wrote a trigger for each table: CREATE TRIGGER ...
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Can this be accomplished with Oracles Fine Grained Auditing?

We need to audit when a table is accessed (either select, update or delete) and I know Oracles Fine Grained Auditing can handle that. The issue we are having is that all of our users use the same ...
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Is it possible to monitor role and privilege grant/revoke using triggers?

Is it possible to monitor role and privilege grant/revoke using triggers? I' aware of doing that using Oracle audit tools however, it's interesting is it possible to do that using triggers.
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Auditing/Logging Help

I'm working on a request to start logging some additional data for PCI compliance. I need to log who, when, and what changed on a set of tables. I set up SQL auditing which would work fine except ...
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Logging only mySQL logins on heavily used system

I have an audit requirement where they want all database access (logins) logged. We have a very large distributed system of hundreds of mySQL servers (shards, slaves, slaves of slaves) that are ...
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How do I maintain more audit history?

I created a SQL Server audit and when I view the audit logs I only see today’s audit. I am saving it to a file and I want to store audit for one year. Is there a way to store database and server audit ...
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Disabling Indexes and Auditing for large data import

Hopefully the title describes this sufficiently, but I have a process that runs and performs thousands of individual inserts and updates (nothing I can do to change that). My questions are: 1. Is it ...
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How to Create Database Audit Specification for a column?

I am creating SQL Server 2008 R2 Database audit Specification for tblPerson.SSN I selected Audit Action Type: Update Object Class: Object Object Name: tblPerson Principal name: Public It captures ...
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Audit full text activity

I need to find when and which user created full text catalog, and who added/modified/deleted the columns (that were full text indexed) in that full text catalog.
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Enabling/disabling/changing Oracle auditing without a shutdown?

I have a large database that needs auditing on a very detailed level (every select, update, insert, and delete, along with the actual text of the statement) for about half the users. I know how to do ...
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Inherit audit columns and triggers

Background I have a database with dozens of tables, some of which should have audit columns. Problem I'd like to avoid the drudgery of creating audit columns manually, and write the update and ...
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Audit tables in different databases

I am studying ways to implement audit tables to my PostgreSQL database and would like to know if it is possible to make a trigger for the data to be written to a table in a database other than the ...
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Java Spring application Database triggers auditing - how to provide the right user that made the change

We are developing a new web application. one of the most basic requirement is to audit all entities changes into a separate table. We would like to use DB triggers for that purpose. We use MySQL as ...
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Audit Queries in SQL Server 2008 Including Start Stop Times

I have SQL Server 2008 Enterprise. I know how to set up auditing on the SQL Server, but it looks like the audit logs don't include query start/stop times. We currently use a product called Splunk to ...
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Auditing - parameter values not being written to log

I am using auditing to track usage of some procs in the database. In the log I can see a record for the Procedure being run and, immediately afterwards,the SQL statement that is being run. The ...
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How to speed up audit trigger?

The task: write a trigger to log all updates within tbl1 table for future audit users' actions. The tbl1 table: id INT(11) y SMALLINT(6) country SMALLINT(6) -- really here ~20 fields but only some ...
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Data Change Audit Plan

My company is changing from a distributed Access Database model to using a centralized SQL Database. The datatables were designed such that all of the tables have a modified date. In discussion it ...
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Data - Changes Audit Trail

What are typical scenarios where the user might require a data-change-audit-trail?
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Find who and when changed a specific value in the database

We recent found some record in a table of an oracle database has been updated to another value.and it has been cause very important mistake. we want to find out who and when has done this? could ...
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How to find DELETE and UPDATE statements that have been executed on a database?

I am trying to find out what delete and update statements have been executed on a certain database in a certain period of time. I came across this following query, but it generates an error message: ...
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Who changed the size of the transaction log?

Can I know, who and when changed size of database transation log?
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Reconciling dm_os_windows_info windows_sku values, gathering same info from pre SQL Server 2008 R2 instances

I'm developing an inventory system for RDBMS deployments. I'm starting with SQL Server, and later will be pulling in info for Oracle & other RDBMS deployments. When you query [dm_os_windows_info] ...
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Investigating specific SELECT queries

For a particular row in a table how can I determine the number of reads done to it such as SELECT * FROM MyTable WHERE ID = <something> and when and where the read query executed? I'm ...
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How to recreate a SQL Server audit without an audit gap?

I have some audits and audit specifications on a SQL Server 2012 instance and I want to reapply the audit and audit spec definition every evening in case the DBAs change it. I have measured the time ...
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Find out who ran a query using transaction log backups

We have a SQL Server 2012 Enterprise database running in Full Recovery Model with transaction log backups running every minute. A query was run last night which means we need to recover data from a ...
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Trigger to audit table changes

I have created a trigger to audit changes to a table: CREATE TRIGGER [dbo].[iudt_AutoAuditChanges] ON dbo.CPTCategoryMaster AFTER INSERT,DELETE,UPDATE AS BEGIN SET NOCOUNT ON; ...
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Field Level Auditing in Oracle 11g R2

I want to enable auditing on some column in a table. I have tested the SYS, Schema and Table level auditing. Guide me or refer me some document to enable auditing on column level.
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How big should I make a column in an audit table for storing the output of COLUMNS_UPDATED()?

I have a stored procedure which creates a complementary trigger and audit table when a table name is passed into it. The SP filters out all the calculated columns and other stuff that stops you doing ...
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Audit 'sa' login in SQL Server 2005

I have a requirement where I need to audit (and potentially be notified) whenever the 'sa' user account logs into an SQL Server 2005 instance. Additionally, there is a preference that the database ...
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The best way to log access to SSRS reports

We have a number of SSRS reports created using BIDS 2008 on SQL Server 2008 r2. The business wants us to log access to these reports. For example who and when run the Report A. What is the best way ...
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SQL logins Audit for SQL Server 2005/2008

For the Security Audit of SQL servers 2005/8 R2, We are looking for a method which can list us SQL accounts which have not changed password for last X days. For a single login we can do it via ...
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Audit Plug-in in MYSQL 5.7.5

Following error occured while using installing MariaDB Audit Plugin Library (i.e. server_audit-1.1.8.tar.gz) in 5.7.5-m15 MySQL Community Server (GPL) in Centos release 6.5: ERROR 1126 (HY000): Can't ...
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How to get index last modified time in Oracle?

Given an index name, I want to obtain its last modification time and the author of modification in Oracle 11g. Is there any query to achieve this?
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Server audit with more than 1.000 entries

On my Mssql 2008r2 I created a server audit for all login and logout: USE MASTER GO CREATE SERVER AUDIT audit_test TO FILE (FILEPATH = 'D:\Audit') GO ...