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Upgrade to BDA V4.4 from Versions which Have Been Upgraded from Old Releases Fails with: "ERROR: Command parsing param file returned status 256" (Doc ID 2113747.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 29, 2021

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance Integrated Software - Version 4.2.0 and later
Linux x86-64


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Mammoth upgrade to BDA V4.4 from older releases fails as below with "ERROR: Command parsing param file returned status 256" during Step 1.  The symptoms look like:

1. The mammoth -p failure looks like: 


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