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EM 12c: Database Upgrade From to from Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control Fails with Error: emrconfig exited with 256 (Doc ID 2166164.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 06, 2020

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


In Enterprise Manager (EM) Cloud Control, database upgrade from to fails with the following error (this issue happens for a database on an Oracle Restart server):

Job Steps Log for Job :Upgrades Oracle Database Instance

Preparing required parameters.
sourceVersion =
sourceOracleHome = <Source ORACLE_HOME>
targetSID = <SID>
targetVersion =
Prepared parameters successfully.
Successfully created the temporary staging location(s).
[<PATH>/dbupgrade_job_temp/<>/pre, <PATH>/dbupgrade_job_temp/<>/post, <PATH>/dbupgrade_job_temp/<>/incident]
Config data preparation complete.
2:Set Parameters:setParams
INFO [Tue Jul 12 11:09:46 EDT 2016]Processing request for staging of the entity Common Provisioning Utilities/ Provisioning Module
Value of property oracle.sysman.core.swlib.disableFreeSpaceOnDestCheck:false
3:Stage OMS Shared File Entry:stageOmsFileEntry
INFO [Tue Jul 12 11:09:50 EDT 2016]Validating input params ...
INFO [Tue Jul 12 11:09:50 EDT 2016]Initiating staging of file entry [] ...
INFO [Tue Jul 12 11:09:50 EDT 2016]The file [<PATH>/oracle_oms/12c2/38/<>] on OMS host of size [32301 bytes] will be transferred to file [<PATH>/dbupgrade_job_temp/<>/incident/] on host [<HOSTNAME>]
INFO [Tue Jul 12 11:09:50 EDT 2016]File transferred successfully.
INFO [Tue Jul 12 11:09:50 EDT 2016]The size of file [<PATH>/dbupgrade_job_temp/<>/incident/] on host [<HOSTNAME>] is 32301 bytes
Starting blackout of target <HOSTNAME>.
Blackout of target succeeded.
Running custom scripts.
Pre configuration complete.
Upgrade request submitted.

Upgrading the database dbName="<SID>"
RESOURCE_LIMIT default has changed to TRUE starting with

Supported upgrade version check succeeded.
The oratab permission check succeeded.
Oracle Home Owner Check succeeded.
The database is using ASM as storage. Before you upgrade database, you need to upgrade ASM using Automatic Storage Management Configuration Assistant (ASMCA) from grid infrastructure home. ASM should be running from grid infrastructure home.
Space usage summary

Space usage reason: Upgrade

Tablespace Name: SYSTEM
Additional space required: 0MB
Datafile: +<SID>_DATA/<SID>/datafile/system.259.844340527
Auto Extensible: No
Space usage reason: Archive Logs and Flashback Logs

Fast Recovery Area: <Source ORACLE_HOME>/dbs/arch
Estimated space required: 0 MB

Disk space usage summary
Location +FSN1T_DATA does not exist.
/u01/ has enough space. Required space is 160 MB , available space is 32176 MB.

Generic diagnostic info was written to <PATH>/emdiag/oracle/jobs/p_7059/General_Diagnostic_Info.txt
Correlation Key: EM-05507
Operation Failed
Operation Failed. Refer logs at <ORACLE_BASE>/cfgtoollogs/rconfig/rconfig_07_12_16_11_11_04.log for more details.

emrconfig exited with 256 at - line 1093.
Configuration complete.

Database backup option is skipped as per the following note:
<Note 2002452.1> - DBUA Fails To Take A Backup Part Of The Database Upgrade From To




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