ORA-46258: cleanup not initialized for the audit trail


Sometimes You can get ” ORA-46258: cleanup not initialized for the audit trail ” error.


Details of error are as follows.

ORA-12012 : auto execute of job 546402
ORA-46258: Cleanup not initialized for the audit trail




You can read the following post to learn How to Delete or Purge Audit Trail Table and Records ( Purge aud$ table ) 




This error is related to a scheduled DBMS_AUDIT_MGMT job named PURGE_ALL_AUDIT_TRAILS, owned by SYS.
This job is not customized; it is created by default at the time the database is created.


job_name                                job_status            audit_trail
--------------------                     ---------            --------------


This error is thrown when DBMS_AUDIT_MGMT.INIT_CLEANUP has not been executed.
However, if the DB audit trail is not being used (AUDIT_TRAIL = NONE, and/or SYS.AUD$ has no rows), then the job is not necessary.



To solve this error, If database auditing is not in use, disable the job, as it is not needed.

Firstly Check the job owner:

SELECT JOB_NAME, STATE,owner from dba_scheduler_jobs;

Then If the owner is SYS, connect AS SYSDBA, then disable this job as follows.

exec dbms_scheduler.disable('PURGE_ALL_AUDIT_TRAILS');

Do you want to learn more details about RMAN, then read the following articles.



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