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R12 – Various LogFiles Locations

Posted by Srikrishna Murthy Annam on October 12, 2009

R12 – Various LogFiles Locations :

Startup/Shutdown Log files for Application Tier in R12


Service Logfile Name
TNS Listener Start/Stop log adalnctl.txt
Fulfillment Server Start/Stop log jtffmctl.txt
Oracle HTTP Server start/stop log adapcctl.txt
Concurrent Managers and ICM start/stop log adcmctl.txt
Forms OC4J start/stop log adformsctl.txt
OACore OC4J start/stop log adoacorectl.txtq
OAFM OC4J start/stop log adoafmctl.txt
OPMN start/stop log adopmnctl.txt

Tech Stack  10.1.3 (Web/HTTP Server) Logs

Log File Name Log File Location
AD script log files (e.g.from $INST_TOP/logs/appl/admin/log
CM Log Files ($APPLCSF/$APPLLOG) $INST_TOP/logs/appl/conc/log
AD tools log files (e.g. ADPATCH) $APPL_CONFIG_HOME/admin/$TWO_TASK/log
OPMN Log Files (text and ODL) $ORA_CONFIG_HOME/10.1.3/opmn/logs (may move to  $INST_TOP/logs/10.1.3/opmn)
Apache Log Files (text and ODL) $INST_TOP/logs/10.1.3/Apache/
OC4J Log Files (text) $INST_TOP/logs/10.1.3/j2ee/oacore/
OC4J Log Files (ODL) $INST_TOP/logs/10.1.3/j2ee/oacore/log/oacore_default_group_1/oc4j

Log files related to cloning in R12:

Preclone log files in source instance
— Database Tier – /$ORACLE_HOME/appsutil/log/$CONTEXT_NAME/(StageDBTier_MMDDHHMM.log)
— Application Tier – $INST_TOP/apps/$CONTEXT_NAME/admin/log/ (StageAppsTier_MMDDHHMM.log)
Clone log files in target instance
— Database Tier – $ORACLE_HOME/appsutil/log/$CONTEXT_NAME/ApplyDBTier_.log
— Apps Tier – $INST_TOP/apps/$CONTEXT_NAME/admin/log/ApplyAppsTier_.log

Patching related log files in R12

— Application Tier adpatch log – $APPL_TOP/admin/$SID/log/
— Developer (Developer/Forms & Reports 10.1.2) Patch – $ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage
— Web Server (Apache) patch – $IAS_ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage
— Database Tier opatch log – $ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage

Autoconfig related log files in R12

Database Tier Autoconfig log :
— $ORACLE_HOME/appsutil/log/$CONTEXT_NAME/MMDDHHMM/adconfig.log
— $ORACLE_HOME/appsutil/log/$CONTEXT_NAME/MMDDHHMM/NetServiceHandler.log
Application Tier Autoconfig log :
— $INST_TOP/apps/$CONTEXT_NAME/admin/log/$MMDDHHMM/adconfig.log
Autoconfig context file location in R12
— $INST_TOP/apps/$CONTEXT_NAME/appl/admin/$CONTEXT_NAME.xml

Other log files in R12

Database Tier
Relink Log files :

Alert Log Files:
— $ORACLE_HOME/admin/$CONTEXT_NAME/bdump/alert_$SID.log

Network Logs:
— $ORACLE_HOME/network/admin/$SID.log

OUI Logs
OUI Inventory Logs :
— $ORACLE_HOME/admin/oui/$CONTEXT_NAME/oraInventory/logs

Application Tier

— $ORACLE_HOME/j2ee/DevSuite/log
— $ORACLE_HOME/opmn/logs
— $ORACLE_HOME/network/logs

8 Responses to “R12 – Various LogFiles Locations”

  1. […] R12 various Log file locations… […]

  2. Sree said

    Hello Srikrishna

    Thanks for the Info. Appreciate your effort in doing KT. 🙂

    Small clarification about the alert log location in R12. I guess it depends on the database version in place.

    If the database is 11g, the alert log is in $ORACLE_HOME/../../diag/rdbms///trace/ location.( or atleast something like that as the diagnostic top location is decided during the db install with ORACLE_BASE – if you chose advanced installation.)

    Please correct me if wrong.

    Best Regards

  3. Sree said

    Sorry, I think the location was truncated in my update.

    It was supposed to be $ORACLE_HOME/../../diag/rdbms/sid/SID/trace/


  4. learnwithme11g said

    Yes, You are right Harsha. The default installation of R12 comes with 10g and if R12 is using 11g database, it stores the trace files in DIAGNOSTIC_DEST value. This is the new parameter introduced in 11g database. This home stores all the logs and traces of all the oracle components like ASM, CRS, listener, DB at a single location unlike oracle 10g.
    This is same as ADR home. The Automatic Diagnostic Repository (ADR) stores diagnostic data such as alter log, trace files, user and background dump files, and also new types of troubleshooting files such as Health Monitor reports, Incident packages, SQL test cases and Data repair records.
    BTW, how are you Harsha?

  5. Sree Harsha said

    Hi Srikrishna.

    Thanks for confirming.

    Yeah. I am doing good. I thought you wouldn’t remember me. How are you doing in ESD?

    I have to admit your blog is very informative and helpful. Keep up the good work.

    Sree Harsha

  6. learnwithme11g said

    Thanks so much Harsha for your feedback and i also need your inputs to fine tune the articles.
    Now i am not working with Oracle,but still in touch with all our oracle friends.Keep in touch.


  7. Jay said

    Is there a way to change the log and output file destination of oracle applications/module.
    By default, all are dumped to $APPLCSF/APPLLOG and $APPLCSF/APPLOUT.
    I need to make it $APPLCSF/AR for Receivables reports log and output, $APPLCSF/AP for Payables.


  8. Jay said

    found it, remove the $APPLCSF in the context. But the destination will take the default TOP directory of the module.

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