Adding an ASM instance with DBCA gives "unable to copy the file from /tmp/oratab to /etc/oratab"
Last updated on MAY 29, 2009
Applies to:Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.1.0.2 to 126.96.36.199
This problem can occur on any platform.
When trying to add a clustered ASM instance via DBCA, DBCA brings a pop-up that states:
unable to copy the file from /tmp/oratab to /etc/oratab
The error cannot be ignored since the pop-up does not have an ignore option.
Steps or screens within DBCA before hiiting the problem:
1) Launch DBCA
2) From the "Welcome" screen, check "Oracle Real Application Clusters database"
3) From the "Operations" screen, click on "Configure Automatic Storage Management"
4) From the "Node Selection" screen, Select the node that you want to add ASM
Note: this could also apply to a single-instance (non-clustered or non-RAC) environment.
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