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How To Locate Which Apache Directive Is The Cause Of The "There are multiple instances in the input config file" Error in AS Control or in dcmctl ADMN-100705 Error (Doc ID 1336442.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 07, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version to [Release AS10gR2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When performing administration tasks of an HTTP_Server component in Application Server 10.1.2 either using Application Server Control or dcmctl the error "There are multiple instances in the input config file" may appear. If using AS Control the error will appear in the $ORACLE_HOME/sysman/log/em-application.log with the following stack:

If using dcmctl to perform the operations the error will be an ADMN-100705 .

In any case the error means there is an Apache directive which should appear just once across the Apache configuration files but it appears more than once.

The purpose of this document is to diagnose which Apache directive is the root cause of the "There are multiple instances in the input config file", as the error message does not specify directive name causing the problem and can be tedious checking all the directives one by one.

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