The Cloning Instructions Do Not Copy the .patch_storage Directory (Doc ID 469528.1)

Last updated on MARCH 09, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version 10.1.2.0.0 to 10.1.2.3.0 [Release AS10gR2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.
Checked for relevance on 11-May-2009

Symptoms

While attempting to apply a patch to a cloned 10.1.x.x instance, OPatch reports an error that the previous patch is not found. The .patch_storage directory does not exist.

The instance was created as a clone using the following documentation:

Oracle® Application Server Administrator's Guide 10g Release 2 (10.1.2)
10 Cloning Application Server Middle-Tier Instances
10.4.2 Preparing the Source

Cause

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