Database, Logging, PL/SQL, SQL

How to enable tracing in Oracle DB? How to read trace files?

There are many ways to enable tracing in Oracle DB, some are legacy and deprecated. One of latest and recommended method for 11gR2 – use of DBMS_MONITOR (find out more about it in Oracle reference) package. To enable whole instance tracing: execute dbms_monitor.database_trace_enable(waits => true, binds => true,  instance_name => ‘instance_name’); To disable whole instance tracing:  execute dbms_monitor.database_trace_disable(instance_name => ‘instance_name’);…

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