RAC conversion rconfig failing with java.lang.NullPointerException due to tempfiles creation failed (Doc ID 2217885.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 25, 2017

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

RAC conversion from single node to RAC using rconfig resulting below error

rconfig_06_18_16_20_35_20.log
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[main] [ 2016-06-18 20:41:19.596 EDT ] [SQLPlusEngine.getCmmdParams:223] version > 112 true
[main] [ 2016-06-18 20:41:19.596 EDT ] [SQLEngine.getEnvParams:555] Default NLS_LANG: AMERICAN_AMERICA.AL32UTF8
[main] [ 2016-06-18 20:41:19.596 EDT ] [SQLEngine.getEnvParams:565] NLS_LANG: AMERICAN_AMERICA.AL32UTF8
[main] [ 2016-06-18 20:41:19.606 EDT ] [SQLEngine.initialize:325] Execing SQLPLUS/SVRMGR process...
[main] [ 2016-06-18 20:41:19.638 EDT ] [SQLEngine.initialize:362] m_bReaderStarted: false
[main] [ 2016-06-18 20:41:19.639 EDT ] [SQLEngine.initialize:366] Starting Reader Thread...
[main] [ 2016-06-18 20:41:19.639 EDT ] [SQLEngine.initialize:415] Waiting for m_bReaderStarted to be true
[main] [ 2016-06-18 20:41:19.653 EDT ] [Instance.getSQLEngine:373] remote conn str before setnull
[main] [ 2016-06-18 20:41:19.697 EDT ] [Instance.getSQLEngine:400] SQLEngine spooling to=/ora/app/oracle/cfgtoollogs/rconfig/ORCL_1/sqlLog
[main] [ 2016-06-18 20:41:19.697 EDT ] [SQLEngine.setSpool:1967] old Spool = null
[main] [ 2016-06-18 20:41:19.697 EDT ] [SQLEngine.setSpool:1968] Setting Spool = /ora/app/oracle/cfgtoollogs/rconfig/ORCL_1/sqlLog
[main] [ 2016-06-18 20:41:19.697 EDT ] [SQLEngine.setSpool:1969] Is spool appendable? --> true
java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.sysman.assistants.rconfig.engine.StorageManagement.createTempFiles(StorageManagement.java:1231) <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< here
at oracle.sysman.assistants.rconfig.engine.Convert.runStep(Convert.java:329)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.rconfig.engine.RACConvertStep.execute(RACConvertStep.java:191)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.rconfig.engine.Request.execute(Request.java:79)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.rconfig.engine.RConfigEngine.execute(RConfigEngine.java:66)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.rconfig.RConfig.<init>(RConfig.java:97)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.rconfig.RConfig.<init>(RConfig.java:62)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.rconfig.RConfig.main(RConfig.java:145)

 

Changes

Converting from single node to RAC 

Cause

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