Exadata v1 11.2.1.3.1 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 11.2.1.2.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

This issue can be seen on Exadata version 1 systems (HP hardware) while applying 11.2.1.3.1 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/11.2.1.2.3/backup_11.2.1.3.1.tar

Cause

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