Upgrade To Oracle 11.2.0.4 Using DBUA Fails With ORA-48141 ORA-48189 Errors (Doc ID 2106783.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 16, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.5 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

While upgrading the Oracle from 10.2.0.5 to 11.2.0.4 by DBUA utility, It is failng with below error


[main] [ 2015-11-24 20:25:34.733 GMT-03:00 ] [OracleHome.initOptions:1253] executing: startup nomount pfile='/opt/oracle/product/11.2.0/db_1/dbs/initDBUA2534430.ora'
[main] [ 2015-11-24 20:25:34.855 GMT-03:00 ] [SQLEngine.done:2189] Done called
[main] [ 2015-11-24 20:25:34.856 GMT-03:00 ] [OracleHome.initOptions:1262] ORA-48141: error creating directory during ADR initialization [/opt/oracle/product/11.2.0/db_1/log/diag/rdbms]
ORA-48189: OS command to create directory failed

oracle.sysman.assistants.util.sqlEngine.SQLFatalErrorException: ORA-48141: error creating directory during ADR initialization [/opt/oracle/product/11.2.0/db_1/log/diag/rdbms]
ORA-48189: OS command to create directory failed

at oracle.sysman.assistants.util.sqlEngine.SQLEngine.executeImpl(SQLEngine.java:1658)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.util.sqlEngine.SQLEngine.executeSql(SQLEngine.java:1925)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.util.OracleHome.initOptions(OracleHome.java:1254)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbma.backend.CompManager.doPreMigrationChecks(CompManager.java:2963)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbma.backend.CompManager.obtainDatabaseInformation(CompManager.java:4277)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbma.backend.SilentCompManager.startOperation(SilentCompManager.java:374)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbma.Dbma.execute(Dbma.java:161)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbma.Dbma.statusMain(Dbma.java:237)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbma.Dbma.main(Dbma.java:221)
[main] [ 2015-11-24 20:25:34.856 GMT-03:00 ] [OracleHome.initOptions:1265] executing: select parameter from v$option where value='TRUE'

Changes

Unable to create directory due to permission issue for $ORACLE_HOME/log/diag/rdbms

Cause

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