OUD 11g / 12c - Error When Running the Restore Command - "An error occurred while attempting to examine the set of backups contained in backup directory ... No backup directory descriptor file was found at..."

(Doc ID 2346132.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 10, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Unified Directory - Version 11.1.1.5.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 After successfully running the backup command with the -a or --backUpAll option, when attempting to restore that backup, the restore command returns error -

An error occurred while attempting to examine the set of backups contained in backup directory ... No backup directory descriptor file was found at...

 

For example -

The backup command is run with the backupAll option -

$ ./backup --backupAll --compress --backupDirectory /tmp/backup.test
[07/Jan/2018:01:57:36 +0000] category=TOOLS severity=NOTICE msgID=10944792 msg=Starting backup for backend userRoot
[07/Jan/2018:01:57:36 +0000] category=JEB severity=NOTICE msgID=8847446 msg=Archived: 00000000.jdb
[07/Jan/2018:01:57:36 +0000] category=TOOLS severity=NOTICE msgID=10944792 msg=Starting backup for backend schema
[07/Jan/2018:01:57:36 +0000] category=TOOLS severity=NOTICE msgID=10944792 msg=Starting backup for backend virtualAcis
[07/Jan/2018:01:57:36 +0000] category=JEB severity=NOTICE msgID=8847446 msg=Archived: 00000000.jdb
[07/Jan/2018:01:57:36 +0000] category=TOOLS severity=NOTICE msgID=10944792 msg=Starting backup for backend tasks
[07/Jan/2018:01:57:36 +0000] category=TOOLS severity=NOTICE msgID=10944795 msg=The backup process completed successfully


The backup can not be restored with the restore command and returns the following error -

$ ./restore --backupDirectory /tmp/backup.test

[07/Jan/2018:18:18:49 +0000] category=TOOLS severity=SEVERE_ERROR msgID=10748208 msg=An error occurred while attempting to examine the set of backups contained in backup directory /tmp/backup.test: No backup directory descriptor file was found at /tmp/backup.test/backup.info (id=262451)

 

Cause

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