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Bkp Api On New ExaCC Running 11gR2 Not Performing Cron Full Bkp (Doc ID 2555513.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 22, 2021

Applies to:

Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A to N/A
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Customer is configuring backups via the API on their new ExaCCs.

12cR2 seems to work fine, but when customer set up the bkps for one of their 11gR2 databases, the cron job does not seem to behave properly; i.e., they aren't getting a full bkp - they have to run manually.


Here is the crontable entry for our 11g deeby on both nodes:  

50 02 * * * root /var/opt/oracle/bkup_api/bkup_api bkup_start --cron --dbname=idmp

and we don't get anything.

Running it from the cmd line with the --cron option gives this error:

/var/opt/oracle/bkup_api/bkup_api bkup_start --cron --dbname=idmp
DBaaS Backup API V1.5 @2016 Multi-Oracle home
-> Action : bkup_start
-> logfile: /var/opt/oracle/bkup_api/log/bkup_api.log
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "/var/opt/oracle/bkup_api/bkup_api", line 1084, in <module>
   rt = main()
 File "/var/opt/oracle/bkup_api/bkup_api", line 487, in main
   master = RAC.get_master_db()
 File "/var/opt/oracle/bkup_api/lib/", line 174, in get_master_db
   raise RacException(5)
lib.rac.RacException: 'Cannot determine if master db node is available'

Removing the --cron option and running from the cmd line on either node works.


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