Out Of Place Patching Using 12c EM removes files from /dbs location

(Doc ID 1630992.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 10, 2015

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database - Version 12.1.0.2.0 to 12.1.0.5.0 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

12.1.0.3.1 OMS with 12.1.0.5.1 DB Plugin.
Trying to apply Patch to Database using Cloud Control fails at 'Deploy Oracle Database' step with following messages:

Checking swap space: must be greater than 500 MB. Actual 11956 MB Passed
The inventory pointer is located at /u01/agent/agent12c/core/12.1.0.3.0/oraInst.loc
The inventory is located at /oracle/oraInventory
'DetachHome' failed.
OINSTALL is dba
cannot remove directory for /dbs: Permission denied at /tmp/JOB_F096E54B90E67A6BE040080AE6A04C80/deployAllBits.pl line 1312

 
All the datafiles, controlfiles and redo files are removed from /dbs directory(Its not ORACLE_HOME/dbs, but just /dbs).

Cause

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