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USING CLONING IN CRS/RAC WINDOWS ENVIRONMENTS TO ADD A NODE (Doc ID 407086.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 26, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.1 [Release 10.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows 2000
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Itanium (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 2000Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (64-bit Itanium)Microsoft Windows Server 2003Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (64-bit AMD64 and Intel EM64T)


Goal

The goal of this document is to describe how to add a node to an existing RAC cluster on Windows.  Starting with 10gR2, it is possible to add nodes to existing clusters using two methods.  The first method is using the 'addNode.bat' script.   The second method is to use the 'cloning'  procedure.  

In most cases, either method works and is fully supported.  However, in some cases, adding a node using the 'addNode.bat' script will not work - specifically, when the existing nodes have been upgraded from an earlier database release to 10gR2 (see <BUG 5604897>.  In that case, the only supported method of adding a node is to use the 'cloning' procedure, which this note describes.

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 Environment for this Example:
 Step 1:  Connect Hardware
 Step 2:   Manually Copy Home Files
 Step 3:   Run setup.exe with -clone option from new node
 Step 4:   Run addNode.bat from existing Node
 Step 5: Run crssetup.add.bat from existing Node
 Step 6:  Finalizing the CRS install
 Notes:
References

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