11.6 TFA_HOME and Repository Locations are Moved After Patching or Upgrade

Description: Before Oracle Trace File Analyzer version 12.1.2.6.0, when an existing free standing Oracle Trace File Analyzer was installed (MOS version installed outside the GRID_HOME) and Oracle Trace File Analyzer is then patched with Oracle Grid Infrastructure as part of Oracle 12.1.0.2, then TFA_HOME is moved into the GRID_HOME and the repository directory is moved to the Oracle Grid Infrastructure owners ORACLE_BASE directory.

If the repository directory is changed to a non-default location, then the change is lost.

  • To set the Oracle Trace File Analyzer zip file repository location to the required base directory, run the tfactl set repositorydir command.

  • To change the maximum size of the Oracle Trace File Analyzer repository, run the tfactl set reposizeMB command.

Starting with Oracle Trace File Analyzer version 12.1.2.6.0 and above, if TFA_HOME exists outside the GRID_HOME, then Oracle Trace File Analyzer installation is moved as part of Release Update Revision (RUR) installation. However, if the Release Update Revision (RUR) has a newer version of Oracle Trace File Analyzer, then Oracle Trace File Analyzer is upgraded in its current location.

If Oracle Trace File Analyzer is installed in the GRID_HOME and the GRID_HOME is moved as part of any patching, then the existing TFA_HOME is migrated to the new GRID_HOME and upgraded as required.