Opatch apply fails with Error:"OUI-67083:NApply not able to backup Inventory location" (Doc ID 2234125.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 19, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (32-bit)

Symptoms

Applying a patch in AIX environment fails with error:

Backing up files...
OUI-67083:NApply not able to backup Inventory location '/home/dba/oracle/product/11.2.0.4/inventory/ContentsXML/comps.xml'
NApply not able to backup Inventory location '/home/dba/oracle/product/11.2.0.4/inventory/ContentsXML/comps.xml'
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Cause

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