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Tom Kyte

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Asked: March 04, 2010 - 12:27 am UTC

Answered by: Tom Kyte - Last updated: January 14, 2020 - 2:33 am UTC

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Hi Tom:

I want to know who Joh History works.

I have 2 jobs that need to run very frequently, about every 5 minutes. The Jobs are scheduled and are running without any problems. When I view the job history through the Dbconsole I see all of the runs and their status etc.

My concern is that this is a lot of data being stored for the job history. I am concerned about the amount of unneeded data over time.

Here are my questions:

1. In what table(s) are the job history records stored?
2. Does this table automatically purge old records or must I be concerned?

Thanks very much.


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