OBIEE 11g: Error: "oracle.as.config.exception.LocationAlreadyUsedException: The oracle instance is not empty. Select a different location or remove the instance at this location." On Re-install

(Doc ID 1461316.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 31, 2017

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.5.0 [1308] and later
Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.5.0 [1308] and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 24-Jan-2014***

Symptoms

You are trying to re-install OBIEE 11g in to the existing Oracle Home.  But you get the following error:

Caused by: oracle.as.provisioning.util.ConfigException:
Error creating ASInstance instance1.
oracle.as.config.exception.LocationAlreadyUsedException: The oracle instance is not empty.  Select a different location or remove the instance at this location.
at oracle.as.config.impl.OperationValidator.validateInstanceLocationForCreate(OperationValidator.java:205)
at oracle.as.config.impl.OracleASInstanceImpl.create(OracleASInstanceImpl.java:78)
at oracle.as.provisioning.fmwadmin.ASInstanceProv._createInstance(ASInstanceProv.java:249)
at oracle.as.provisioning.fmwadmin.ASInstanceProv.createInstance(ASInstanceProv.java:166)
at oracle.as.provisioning.fmwadmin.ASInstanceProv.createInstanceAndComponents(ASInstanceProv.java:116)
at oracle.as.provisioning.engine.WorkFlowExecutor._createASInstancesAndComponents(WorkFlowExecutor.java:523)
at oracle.as.provisioning.engine.WorkFlowExecutor.executeWLSWorkFlow(WorkFlowExecutor.java:439)
at oracle.as.provisioning.engine.Config.executeConfigWorkflow_WLS(Config.java:866)
at oracle.as.install.bi.biconfig.standard.StandardWorkFlowExecutor.executeHelper(StandardWorkFlowExecutor.java:31)
at oracle.as.install.bi.biconfig.standard.InstanceProvisioningTask.doExecute(InstanceProvisioningTask.java:81)
at oracle.as.install.bi.biconfig.standard.AbstractProvisioningTask.execute(AbstractProvisioningTask.java:70)
at oracle.as.install.bi.biconfig.standard.StandardProvisionTaskList.execute(StandardProvisionTaskList.java:61)
at oracle.as.install.bi.biconfig.BIConfigMain.doExecute(BIConfigMain.java:112)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.client.ConfigAction.execute(ConfigAction.java:335)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.action.TaskPerformer.run(TaskPerformer.java:87)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.action.TaskPerformer.startConfigAction(TaskPerformer.java:104)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.action.ActionRequest.perform(ActionRequest.java:15)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.action.RequestQueue.perform(RequestQueue.java:63)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.standard.StandardConfigActionManager.start(StandardConfigActionManager.java:158)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.boot.ConfigurationExtension.kickstart(ConfigurationExtension.java:81)
at oracle.as.install.engine.modules.configuration.ConfigurationModule.run(ConfigurationModule.java:83)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:662)


If you install into a new Oracle Home, the install goes OK.

 

Cause

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