RAC on Windows: 'rootcrs.pl -unlock' fails with: 'Failed to write the checkpoint:'' with status:FAIL.Error code is 256' (Doc ID 1555244.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 16, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.3 and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

When running 'rootcrs.pl -unlock' which is required for application of patch bundle 11 and higher, the following output / error is encountered:

 

The following portion of the output is as expected (when the clusterware has been stopped pre patching and rootcrs -unlock is run):

 

 

Cause

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