Unable to Import WebCenter Portal Customizations Using importMetadata Command from WLST: MDS-90034 with Error: The source directory or archive for importing metadata is invalid

(Doc ID 1928801.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version 11.1.1.6.0 to 11.1.1.8.4 [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When attempting to import WebCenter Portal customizations using importMetadata Command from WLST,
the following error occurs.

ERROR

wls:/wcucmdev_domain/serverConfig> importMetadata(application='webcenter', server='WC_Spaces', fromLocation='/tmp/2014.09.12/metadata.mar', docs='/**')
Location changed to domainRuntime tree. This is a read-only tree with DomainMBean as the root.
For more help, use help(domainRuntime)

Executing operation: importMetadata.

Traceback (innermost last):
 File "<console>", line 1, in ?
 File "/apps/WCRDEV/product/fmw/oracle_common/common/wlst/mdsWLSTCommands.py", line 295, in importMetadata
 File "/apps/WCRDEV/product/fmw/oracle_common/common/wlst/mdsWLSTCommands.py", line 816, in executeAppRuntimeMBeanOperation
 File "/apps/WCRDEV/product/fmw/oracle_common/common/wlst/mdsWLSTCommands.py", line 1097, in saveStackAndRaiseException
WLSTException: MDS-90034: The source directory or archive "/tmp/2014.09.12/metadata.mar" for importing metadata is invalid. MDS-91009: Operation "importMetadata" failure. Use dumpStack() to view the full stacktrace.
wls:/wcucmdev_domain/serverConfig> dumpStack()
This Exception occurred at .
javax.management.MBeanException: MDS-90034: The source directory or archive "/tmp/2014.09.12/metadata.mar" for importing metadata is invalid.
javax.management.MBeanException: MDS-90034: The source directory or archive "/tmp/2014.09.12/metadata.mar" for importing metadata is invalid.

 

Cause

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