O112-BP-021500 - A minimum of two Oracle control files must be defined and configured to be stored on separate, archived disks (physical or virtual) or archived partitions on a RAID device.


Oracle control files are used to store information critical to Oracle database integrity. Oracle uses these files to maintain time synchronization of database files as well as at system startup to verify the validity of system data and log files. Loss of access to the control files can affect database availability, integrity and recovery.


To prevent loss of service during disk failure, multiple copies of Oracle control files should be maintained on separate disks in archived directories or on separate, archived directories within one or more RAID devices.

Adding or moving a control file requires careful planning and execution.

Please consult and follow the instructions for creating control files in the Oracle Database Administrator's Guide, under Steps for Creating New Control Files.

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References: 800-53|CM-6b., CAT|III, CCI|CCI-000366, Rule-ID|SV-219698r879887_rule, STIG-ID|O112-BP-021500, STIG-Legacy|SV-68207, STIG-Legacy|V-53967, Vuln-ID|V-219698

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