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Exadata v1 patch (9969888) Failing On Compute Nodes with Unable to backup files (Doc ID 1247596.1)

Last updated on MAY 27, 2012

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Hardware - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This issue can be seen on Exadata version 1 systems (HP hardware) while applying patch (9969888) to database (compute) nodes.

The cell patching (first part of the patching process) completes successfully, but the database side component of the patching fails with:
[ERROR] [ERROR] Unable to backup files in /opt/oracle.cellos/backup/


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