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When an dba receives an e-mail alert
what does it means..


Host=ppp
Target type=Database Instance
Target name=TjR.tb.COM
Message=User SYS logged on from ppp.
Severity=Warning
Event reported time=Apr 1, 2014 3:00:46 AM CDT
Event Type=Metric Alert
Event name=UserAudit:username
Metric Group=User Audit
Metric=Audited User
Metric value=SYS
Key Value=SYS_puccdstmc01
Key Column 1=Username_Machine
Rule Name=Alerts - vvC-ORADBA,Rule for alerts
Rule Owner=SYSMAN
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Hi Tony, this is a warning message, informational, that the highly privileged SYS account was used by someone at that day and time.  Given its 03.00 today, my educated guess is that you have some scheduled job (in cron or Oracle job scheduler) that runs under the SYS permissions.

Bad idea.  Bad.

The context of the message suggests your database is being monitored with Oracle Enterprise Manager, or the newer equivalent (grid 11, cloud 12).

Do you have an experienced DBA available to walk this through?  It's neither a quick fix, nor appropriate for a public forum.
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