Wednesday Sep 29, 2010

Master Note For Cloning Oracle Database Server ORACLE_HOME's Using the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI)

 

For the most current information, please refer to :
(Doc ID 1154613.1) Master Note For Cloning Oracle Database Server ORACLE_HOME's Using the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI)

 

Applies to:

Oracle Universal Installer - Version 2.2.0.18 and later
Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.8 and later
Oracle Server - Standard Edition - Version 9.2.0.8 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

This Master Note is intended to provide an index and references to the most frequently used My Oracle Support notes with respect to Oracle Database Server Cloning using the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI).
This includes the following categories:

General
How to
Known Issues
Using My Oracle Support Effectively
Generic Links

Scope

This note is intended for junior through expert level of expertise for Oracle software administration.

This note serves as a guide for Oracle Database Server Cloning using the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI).

It is applicable to cloning of the Oracle Database Server ORACLE_HOME

It is NOT applicable to cloning done via Rapid Clone (APPs) or Enterpirse Manager Provisioning cloning.

It is NOT applicable to database cloning.

It will cover the following versions:

Oracle Server - Version: 9.2.0.x though 11.2.0.x

Details

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General

How To

Note 300062.1 How To Clone An Existing RDBMS Installation Using OUI

Note:559301.1 "Cloning An Existing Oracle10g Release 1 (10.1.0.x) RDBMS Installation Using OUI"

Note:559304.1 "Cloning An Existing Oracle10g Release 2 (10.2.0.x) RDBMS Installation Using OUI"

Note:559305.1 "Cloning An Existing Oracle11g Release 1 (11.1.0.x) RDBMS Installation Using OUI"

Note:1221705.1 "Cloning An Existing Oracle11g Release 2 (11.2.0.x) RDBMS Installation Using OUI"

Note.559863.1 An Example Of How To Clone An Existing Oracle9i Release 2 (9.2.0.x) RDBMS Installation Using OUI

Note.558478.1 Cloning A Database Home And Changing The User/Group That Owns It

Known Issues

Note 1061788.1 Connect as SYSDBA on 11.2 Cloned Home Gives "ORA-1031: Insufficient Privileges" Error
Note 1367164.1 Relink Reports "Undefined Reference" Errors While Cloning 11.2
Note 836056.1 DBUA Failed With Java Not found Error In A Cloned Oracle Home
Note 1324423.1 Oracle Base Defaults To Wrong Value In Oui
Note 1321352.1 Libskgxnr.So: No Such File Or Directory When Running $ORACLE_HOME/clone/rootpre.sh
Note 416255.1 Cloning An Oracle10gR2 Standard Edition Installation Changes It To Enterprise Edition
Note 751827.1 Cloning An 11.1.0.7 Standard Edition Installation Changes It To Enterprise Edition
Note 553177.1 "Can't Locate English.Pm In @Inc Message" On Clone Of Oracle_home
Note 557681.1 During Cloning, clone.pl Fails With OUI-10197
Note 443733.1 Error in invoking target during Cloning A 10.2.0.2 or 10.2.0.3 Oracle_home
Note 945297.1 Java.Lang.Nullpointerexception On ccr.zip When Cloning 11.1.0.7 Client Home
Note 559859.1 While Cloning Oracle9i Release 2 (9.2.0.x), OUI Fails With "Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: oracle/sysman/oii/oiic/OiicInstaller"
Note 435943.1 Oui Not Reading Oracle_home_name Variable
Note 578805.1 The "root.sh" Script Generated While Cloning A 9.2 Home Contains Duplicate Actions
Note 560411.1 Cloning Fails With 'Java RunTime Environment was not found at ../..//apps/oracle/jre/1.4.2/bin/java'
Note 740486.1 Cloning Fails With The Error: Cannot fork the command "./runInstaller -clone ..."
Note 457719.1 Oracle Home cloning gives file copy error for three files
Note 415855.1 After Cloning A 9.2.0.x Installation Using A 9.2.0.8 Clonerstage Patch, The Local Inventory Of The Cloned Home Is Incorrect
Note 454943.1 Install Hangs At Checking Prerequisites (30%)
Note 344798.1 Cloning A 10.2 RDBMS Installation Reports The Error `Properties file /config/cs.properties was not found. Failed loading corresponding properties.'
Note 455528.1 Wrong Elf Class: Elfclass32 Link Error Following Db Home Cloning
Note 469637.1 Clone.pl Fails With Error "Exiting With Status 255"
Note 1462229.1 11gR2 Cloning Fails : "OUI-10080:The Pre-requisite For The Component Oracle Configuration Manager 10.3.3.1.1 Has Failed"
Note 1475985.1 Cloning ORACLE_HOME fails: java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: /tmp/OraInstall2012-03-26_02-18-59PM/oui/lib/solaris/liboraInstaller.so: ld.so.1: java: fatal: /usr/lib/libxml2.so.2: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32

Using My Oracle Support Effectively

Note 747242.5 My Oracle Support Configuration Management FAQ
Note 868955.1 My Oracle Support Health Checks Catalog
Note 166650.1 Working Effectively With Global Customer Support
Note 199389.1 Escalating Service Requests with Oracle Support Services

Generic Links

Note 854428.1 Patch Set Updates for Oracle Products
Note 1061295.1 Patch Set Updates - One-off Patch Conflict Resolution
Note 268895.1 Oracle Database Server Patchset Information, Versions: 8.1. 7 to 11.2.0
Note 161549.1 Oracle Database Server and Networking Patches for Microsoft Platforms
Note 161818.1 Oracle Database (RDBMS) Releases Support Status Summary

Information on Critical Patch Updates (CPU's)

References

NOTE:1351051.2 - Information Center: Install and Configure Database Server/Client Installations

Master Note For OPatch

 

For the most current information, please refer to :
(Doc ID 293369.1) Master Note For OPatch

 

Applies to:

Oracle Universal Installer - Version 1.0.0.0.50 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

To provide a comprehensive list of commonly used Opatch notes.

Scope

This is applicable to all levels of expertise for Opatch.

Details

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 General

Note 1451669.1 FAQ : Understanding OPatch Tool And Patching
Note 224346.1 OPatch - Where Can I Find the Latest Version of OPatch?
Note 374092.1 Which OPatch version to download to apply/rollback interim patches?
Note 453495.1 FAQs on OPatch Version : 11.1
Note.334108.1 OPatch version 10.2 - FAQ

Note 433218.1 Why Should You Install 32-Bit JDK/JRE When You Have 64-Bit Oracle and Operating System ?
Note 1475077.1 Can the $ORACLE_HOME/jdk and $ORACLE_HOME/jdk/jre Directories Be Removed?
Note 1449674.1 Is It Supported to Update /Upgrade the Default JDK/JRE in Oracle Home?

Note 1446582.1 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Patching Oracle Database Server
Note 865255.1 Best approach for Oracle database patching sequence to latest/required patchset along with CPU/PSU/any-other-one-off patch

Note 1376691.1 Composite Patches for Oracle Products [Video]
Note 761111.1 RDBMS Online Patching Aka Hot Patching
Note 1463390.1 Limits Of Online Patching

Note 563656.1 Different types of Patch Conflicts - Superset/Subset/Duplicate/Bug/File
Note 1321267.1 Database Patch conflict resolution
Note 1299688.1 Patch conflict resolution
Note 1061295.1 Patch Set Updates - One-off Patch Conflict Resolution

Note 418537.1 Significance of oraInst.loc When Installing Oracle Products and Applying Patches
Note 812874.1 Understanding and Diagnosing MISSING_COMPONENT and/or SKIPPING_COMPONENT messages during opatch apply
Note 551222.1 Why Does OPatch Backup The Same Library Multiple Times?
Note 283367.1 OPatch for Oracle Application Server 10g (10.1.2, 10.1.3, 10.1.4)
Note 403212.1 Location Of Logs For Opatch And OUI
Note 403218.1 Can You Delete $ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage Directory?

Note 861152.1 Does  PSU Released For Oracle 10gR2 (10.2.0.4) ,11g R1 (11.1.0.7) and 11g R2( 11.2.0.1) Change The Database Version/Fifth Digit?

How To

Note 298906.1 How To Repair A Corrupted Inventory For RDBMS
Note 556834.1 Steps To Recreate Central Inventory(oraInventory) In RDBMS Homes
Note 406037.1 Using OPatch -report option, how to check for potential conflicts during patch apply without Database / Listener shutdown
Note 458485.1 How to find whether the one-off Patches will conflict or not?
Note 550522.1 How To Avoid Disk Full Issues Because OPatch Backups Take Big Amount Of Disk Space.
Note 749787.1 How to run opatch in silent mode?
Note 821263.1 How to confirm that a Critical Patch Update (CPU) has been installed in Linux / UNIX
Note 750350.1 How To Find The Description/Details Of The Bugs Fixed By A Patch Using Opatch?
Note 729384.1 How To Find If a Specific Patch Has Been Applied On Oracle 8i or 9.0.1 (or 9i R1)?
Note 470225.1 How To Use Truss With Opatch?
Note 312767.1 How to Rollback a Failed Interim Patch Installation
Note 966023.1 How to create a ocm response file for opatch silent installation.
Note 459360.1 How To Do The Prerequisite/Conflicts Checks Using OUI(Oracle Universal Installer) And Opatch Before Applying/Rolling Back A Patch
Note.739963.1 Using AIX commands genld, genkld and slibclean to avoid library file locking errors (libjox)
Note 1394537.1 How To Rollback An Online Patch If The Database Is Down Or Removed
Note 453399.1 How To Check if inventory.xml/comps.xml Or Any Oracle XML File Is Correct?
Note 1474666.1 How to apply OC4J patch (13705478) on RDBMS home

Diagnostic Tools For Opatch

Note 1430571.1 Script To Collect Opatch Diagnostic Information For Unix Platform (opatchdiag.sh)
Note 1441309.1 Oneoffsdiag.sh:Script To Verify The Existance Of $ORACLE_HOME/inventory/oneoffs/PATCH_ID and also actions.xml and actions.xml inventory.xml in $ORACLE_HOME/inventory/oneoffs/PATCH_ID/etc/config

Known Issues

With Inventory

Note 229773.1 ALERT Applying Multiple Interim Patches Using OPatch Can Cause Inventory Corruption
Note 401454.1 Opatch Lsinventory Raises An OPatchException While Accessing O2O
Note 413829.1 Opatch Fails With 'Can not get details for given Oracle Home'
Note 417275.1 OPatch Lsinventory Reports `Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/xml/transform/Source` When Executed Against 9.2.0.x
Note 417694.1 "OUI-67124:Inventory check failed: Patch ID is not registered in Oracle Home Inventory" while applying one-off patches using opatch
Note 431783.1 Opatch Lsinventory Result Shows: * Warning: no filemap entries available.
Note 795452.1 Opatch reports Error when using multiple oracle users
Note 864117.1 Opatch error: "Inventory load failed... OPatch cannot load inventory for the given Oracle Home."
Note 821550.1 Opatch Lsinventory Error: " Unable To Parse The Xml File"
Note 861677.1 Opatch error : "Unable to lock Central Inventory"
Note 864803.1 Opatch error: "Apply Session failed: ApplySession failed to prepare the system. No detail available."
Note 437026.1 ERROR :"OPatch cannot find a valid oraInst.loc file to locate Central Inventory.OPatch failed with error code 104"
Note 728417.1 OPatch Fails With "LsInventorySession failed:OracleHomeInventory gets null oracleHomeInfo"
Note 751152.1 Opatch Lsinventory Fails With "Unable to create patchObject" OPatch failed with error code 73
Note 1086853.1 OPatch Lsinventory Reports "OUI-67076 : OracleHomeInventory was not able to create a lock file"
Note 876343.1 Patch conflict Error OUI-67301 on 11.1.0.7.0 due to one off in inventory
Note 1185246.1 OPatch Fails With "OUI-67028:Inventory load failed"
Note 1308866.1 Opatch Cannot Load Inventory For The Given Oracle Home
Note 1456247.1 The opatch apply failing with OPatch failed with error code 39 :This patch requires some components to be installed in the home. Either the Oracle Home doesn't have the components or this patch is not suitable for this Oracle Home.

With Java

Note 332698.1 OPatch was not able to locate executable jar
Note 417372.1 OPATCH Error " java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: ... liboraInstaller.so: ... "
Note 808368.1 opatch: cannot open shared object file.  Possible cause: architecture word width mismatch
Note 974371.1 After Installing The 11.2.0.1 32-bit Client Software On SPARC Solaris, OPatch and OUI Fail With ELFCLASS32 Errors For liboraInstaller.so
Note 417177.1 ERROR : "Java could not be located. OPatch cannot proceed!.OPatch failed with error code = 1"
Note 1474852.1 UTE011: Active tracepoint array length for JVM is 7559; should be 7577 Could not create JVM.
Note 1475894.1 Opatch commands error: JVMJ9VM019E Fatal error: Unable to find and initialize required class java/lang/ClassCircularityError

With Pre-Patching

Note 943436.1 Opatch Prereq Checkapplicable Error: "Unable to create Patch Object. Check if the given patch location is correct"
Note 780858.1 OPatch Fails With `Prerequisite check "CheckActiveFilesAndExecutables" failed` And `Following executables are active : $ORACLE_HOME/lib/libnmemso.so`
Note 882932.1 Prerequisite check "CheckPatchApplicableOnCurrentPlatform" failed When Applied Generic Patch 8282506
Note 861507.1 PSU Opatch conflict check fails with "OPatch failed with error code 73"
Note 292946.1 Opatch Detecting Wrong Platform Id For Install Of Patch
Note 404473.1 OPatch Reports Error "Opatch detects your platform as... this patch...supports platforms: 0 (Generic Platform)"
Note 602334.1 Opatch Not Working, Reporting That It Is Obsolete
Note 729218.1 ERROR: "The Oracle Home does not meet OUI version requirement.OPatch failed with error code 73"
Note 257800.1 OPATCH: Interim Patch  is holding the lock from this patch
Note 312926.1 Opatch Apply Gives: Can't Locate English.Pm In @Inc
Note 1050819.1 OPatch Reports Missing Component and Prerequisite Check "CheckApplicable" Failed
Note 869945.1 Zop-40: The Patch(es) Has Conflicts/Supersets With Other Patches
Note 1231223.1 Opatch Fails With Error Code 255
Note 747049.1 Opatch rollback error: Prerequisite check "CheckActiveFilesAndExecutables" failed
Note 1475206.1 Patch <patch_number> requires OPatch version <opatch version>

With Linking

Note 417319.1 Getting Warnings While Applying Patches on Linux x86-64
Note 457126.1 Opatch Aborted After Relink Fails On Target Ioracle.
Note 789053.1 Cannot find or open library file: -l pls10 when applying a patch with 10.2
Note 402945.1 While installing one-off Patch on AIX systems, getting several WARNING messages: OUI-67215 - TOC overflow and/or xlC: not found / xlC: Execute permission denied
Note 1446945.1 "ld: warning: symbol `_start' has differing types:" While Installing Or Patching 11gR2 On Oracle Solaris Platform
Note 1457270.1 ld: warning: symbol `_start' has differing types
Note 1474762.1 WARNING:OUI-67200:Make failed to invoke "/usr/ccs/bin/make -f ins_rdbms.mk ioracle ORACLE_HOME=<path>"....'ld: fatal: file /<path to O_H>/lib/prod/lib/v9/crti.o: open failed: Permission denied
Note 1467060.1 Relinking Oracle Home FAQ ( Frequently Asked Questions)

With Post-Patching

Note 353150.1 OPatch Failing Validation Phase When Archiving Really Did Not Fail
Note 791187.1 OPatch Failing Validation Phase - OPatch versions 10.2.0.4.6 and 11.1.0.6.6
Note 1361802.1 Opatch Auto doesn't patch the RDBMS Home if no database exists

Miscellaneous

Note 799883.1 Opatch error: OUI-67160 Unexpected end of ZLIB input stream
Note 739815.1 OUI-67294 Warning During OPatch Apply
Note 553244.1 WARNING MESSAGE "OUI-67078" and "OUI-67620" FROM OPATCH WHEN APPLYING 10.2.X PATCHES
Note 751107.1 ERROR: "Copy Action: Source file <filename> does not exist.'oracle.rdbms, <version> Cannot copy file'"
Note 553263.1 Opatch Reports 'libclntsh.so.10.1 not removed. Text file busy'
Note 563356.1 OPatch error 'file not found' message on 11.1.0.6 32-bit
Note 1136432.1 OPatch fails with JVMXM008
Note 1066937.1 Apply Patch Fails with 'Patch ID is null' and Error Code 73
Note 1475147.1 Opatch - Failed to load the patch object. Possible causes are: OPatch failed with error code = 73 LsInventorySession failed:
Note 1108834.1 OUI-67073:ApplySession failed: Patch ID is null occurred when applying patch 9352179
Note 803097.1 OUI-67200:Make failed problem while applying a Patch
Note 730754.1 Opatch Gives Exception In Thread "Main" Unsatisfiedlinkerror: Haltimpl
Note 603465.1 OPatch Fails With "Jar not applied ... to $ORACLE_HOME/jdbc/lib/classes12.zip... 'invalid entry compressed size (expected x but got y bytes)'"
Note 1474874.1 Opatch Apply Fails - Jar Action: Source File "/<path to patch stage directory>/<filename> '<Oracle Product/Componet>': Cannot update file '/<path to ORACLE_HOME>/<directory>/<filename>' with '/<path>/<filename>'
Note.1085753.1 Opatch Failing With Error Code 74 While Applying PSU
Note 402945.1 While installing one-off Patch on AIX systems, getting several WARNING messages: OUI-67215 - TOC overflow and/or xlC: not found / xlC: Execute permission denied
Note 1055397.1 OPATCH NAPPLY HANGING
Note 1244414.1 opatch throws: Archive Action: Source file "$ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage/........." does not exist.
Note 1269454.1 Opatch Failed With Error Code 73 Because Session Is Not Able to Create a Directory
Note 1355040.1 Online patching errors: use "OPatch util enableOnlinePatch" to add the SID(s)
Note 1462303.1 Opatch Fails With Error "No such file or directory"
Note 1474805.1 Opatch Log Shows - INFO:Skip patch patch number from list of patches to apply: This patch is not needed.
Note 1476964.1 OPatch Logging "Generic Conflict" Between Sub-Patches Of A Composite Patch
Note 1468097.1 Argument (s) Error ... Illegal File Format For Composite Patch. There Is No Composite.xml File.
Note 1435438.1 Multiple OUI Messages In OPatch Log : OUI-67161, OUI-67085, OUI-67047, OUI-67049, OUI-67048, OUI-67085 and OUI-67050

Windows Specific

Note 390761.1 Using OPatch On Windows When ORACLE_HOME Contains Space Characters
Note 416318.1 HOW TO Use Process Explorer to obtain a list of DLLs loaded by a Windows process
Note 418479.1 Files in Use errors, when running OPatch to apply patches on Windows
Note 791005.1 Opatch permissions problem on 64-bit windows 2008 and Oracle 10.2.0.3 and 10.2.0.4
Note 1446273.1 OPATCH 11.2.0.3.0 LOCKS SRVM.JAR WHEN APPLYING ANY 11.2.0.3 BUNDLE PATCH ON WINDOWS X64

Using My Oracle Support Effectively

Note 732697.1 What Information Oracle Support Need To Work On OPatch Service Requests?
Note 735257.1 What information Oracle Support needs to work on Critical Patch Update (CPU) Installation Service Requests
Note 747242.5 My Oracle Support Configuration Management FAQ
Note 868955.1 My Oracle Support Health Checks Catalog
Note 166650.1 Working Effectively With Global Customer Support
Note 199389.1 Escalating Service Requests with Oracle Support Services
Note 1194734.1 Where do I find that on My Oracle Support (MOS) [Video]

Generic Links

Note 1454618.1 Quick Reference To Patch Numbers For Database PSU, CPU And Bundle Patches
Note 854428.1 Patch Set Updates for Oracle Products
Note 268895.1 Oracle Database Server Patchset Information, Versions: 8.1. 7 to 11.2.0
Note 161549.1 Oracle Database Server and Networking Patches for Microsoft Platforms
Note 161818.1 Oracle Database (RDBMS) Releases Support Status Summary

Information on Critical Patch Updates (CPU's)

References

NOTE:1351112.2 - Information Center: Upgrading and Migration Oracle Database
NOTE:1351022.2 - Information Center: Overview Database Server/Client Installation and Upgrade/Migration
NOTE:1298096.1 - Master Note For Database and Client Certification
NOTE:1351428.2 - Information Center: Patching and Maintaining Oracle Database Server/Client Installations
NOTE:1351051.2 - Information Center: Install and Configure Database Server/Client Installations  

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