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ORA-09925: Unable to create audit trail file tips

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonJune 27, 2015

Question:  I get the ORA-09925 error when trying to log on to SQL*Plus:

ORA-09925: Unable to create audit trail file
Linux-x86_64 Error: 2: No such file or directory
Additional information: 9925
ORA-01075: you are currently logged on

I also have some files missing.

Answer:  The oerr utility gives this information of the ORA-09925 error:

ORA-09925: Unable to create audit trail file

Cause: ORACLE was not able to create the file being used to hold audit trail records.

Action: Check the UNIX error number for a possible operating system error. If there is no error, contact ORACLE customer support.

This error message occurs when it can not find audit directory.  This ORA-09925 is often correct permission to access the audit_file_dest directory.  The ORA-09925 can also be caused by an out-of-space issue.

There is a note 69642.1 on MOSC   that lists 4 possible causes for this ORA-009925 error.  All of the error relwte to file ans directory permissions not allowing writes to the files (i.e. chmod 760):

1) AUDIT_FILE_DEST is not writable (chown +w $AUDIT_FILE_DEST)

2) $ORACLE_BASE/admin/$ORACLE_SID/adump exists but is not writable

3) $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/audit is not writable

Rampant author Laurent Schneider has complete directions on how to resolve ORA-09925 file errors:

This morning I had to solve an ORA-09925: Unable to create audit trail file and it was not as straightforward as usual?

There is a note 69642.1 on Metalink, (which is now up to date for 10gR2).

1) AUDIT_FILE_DEST is not writable
2) $ORACLE_BASE/admin/$ORACLE_SID/adump exists and is not writable
3) $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/audit is not writable

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