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ggs_ddl_trace.log Tips

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonJuly 15, 2015

Question:  What is the purpose of the file ggs_ddl_trace.log?  It appears to be related to Goldengate?

Answer:  The ggs_ddl_trace.log file is for Goldengate trace information and resides in the user_dump_dest location.  As the name implies the ggs_ddl_trace.log file also contains DDL auditing information.

The amount of DDL tracing is specified by the "value" column of the ggs_setup table in Oracle.  The values are 0.1 and 2, with the default of 0.  Oracle says to only change this to a 1 or 2 value at the direction of MOSC:

   properties = 'DDL_TRACE_LEVEL';


To modify the trace level, Oracle Goldengate provides a ddl_tracelevel.sql script.


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