OSB installation fails due to .hostid file missing

(Doc ID 2344552.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 24, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Secure Backup - Version 10.4.0.2 to 12.1.0.1.0 [Release 10.4 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 OSB Installation fails with below message

"...Please wait a moment while I learn about this host... done.
Error: The hostid file, /usr/etc/ob/.hostid, for the current installation is missing..."

Cause

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