How To Configure Server Side Transparent Application Failover

(Doc ID 460982.1)

Last updated on JUNE 11, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Oracle Net Services - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document provides basic instructions for configuring Server side (versus client)  TAF or Transparant Application Failover. 

Server side TAF settings override client-side counterparts that might be configured in TNS connect descriptors. If TAF is not configured on the client side, then at a minimum, the failover type must be set to enable TAF. If the failover type is set on the server side, then the failover method will default to BASIC. Delay and retries are optional and may be specified independently.


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