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Prepare for and Top Issues of RU Patching via "opatchauto apply" and "opatchauto resume" in Different User Environment (Doc ID 2840546.1)

Last updated on JULY 21, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 19.7.0.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

During Release Update(RU) patching users have limited planned outage time window. And the goal of this note is to help on effectively and quickly accomplishing the patch apply procedure.

 

Scope

 

Details

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 Concepts
 Preparation for 'opatchauto apply'
 Central Inventory
 Oracle Home Inventory (Local Inventory)
 Other Aspects
 Preparation for 'opatchauto resume'
 OPatchauto Session
 GI/RDBMS Status
 Top Issues
 Issue #1 Fixed Central Inventory's oui-patch.xml problem and first opatchauto resume fails with 'corrupted. PatchObject constructor: Input file "... config/actions" or "... config/inventory"  does not exist' regarding Grid Home
 
Issue #2 opatchauto apply fails with java.io.FileNotFoundException: <oraInventory>/ContentsXML/oui-patch.xml (Permission denied)
 Issue #3  opatchauto apply fails with  <GI RU>/<DB RU>/custom/scripts/prepatch.sh: Permission denied and file on <UNZIPPED PATCH LOCATION> has permission: rw-r--r--
 Issue #4 After successfully applied the GI RU on all nodes, cluster upgrade state is [ROLLING PATCH], not [NORMAL] when GI stack up and running on all nodes
 
Issue #5 OPATCHAUTO-72050 and 'Topology creation failed'  when opatchauto apply
 Issue #6 opatchauto apply fails with 'CRS-1159: The cluster cannot be set to rolling patch mode because Oracle Clusterware is not active on at least one remote node.' and CLSRSC-430
 Issue #7 OPATCHAUTO-72030: Cannot execute in rolling mode, as CRS home is shared
 
Questions & Answers
 Why "This command doesn't support System Patch" is reported when attempting to run opatch [ command ] ?
 How can I monitor the files copying progress during apply ?
 To workaround a failure, can I copy oneoffs/<Sub Patch> folder from another node's Local Inventory?
References

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