6.1 Collecting Diagnostics and Analyzing Logs On-Demand

The tfactl command uses a combination of different Oracle Database support tools when it performs analysis.

The tfactl command enables you to access Oracle Database support tools using common syntax. Using common syntax hides the complexity of the syntax differences between the tools.

Use the Oracle Trace File Analyzer tools to perform analysis and resolve problems. If you need more help, then use the tfactl command to collect diagnostics for Oracle Support.

Oracle Trace File Analyzer does the following:

  • Collects all relevant log data from a time of your choosing.

  • Trims log files to collect only what is necessary for diagnosis.

  • Packages all diagnostics on the node where tfactl was run from.

Figure 6-1 On-Demand Collections

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Description of "Figure 6-1 On-Demand Collections"