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Oracle Windows script to check alert log messages

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonMay 13,  2015

Question:  Is there a Windows script to check the alert log for message, like they do in UNIX?

Answer:  Yes.  You can write a DOS batch file to check the Oracle alert log.  This Windows alert log check script is simple.  Like the UNIX scripts, it pareses for alert log messages, but instead of using grep, it uses the DOS findstr command.

In this example, we locate all error messages, those beginning with ORA-, and direct the result to a temp directory for more detailed analysis:


findstr "ORA-" c:\oracle\admin\MYSID\bdump\alert_MYSID.log > c:\tmp\error.txt


For a complete set of Oracle scripts, check out our Oracle script collection with over 600 useful Oracle DBA scripts.



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