NetCA: ServiceAliasException: Could Not Save Service Alias: TNS-04415 : File I/O Error (Doc ID 798206.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 12, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 10.2.0.5 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

Attempting to use Net CA or Net Configuration Assistant to create or edit an existing configuration.  Upon pressing the finish button, the following error is thrown:  ServiceAliasException: Could not save Service Alias: TNS-04415: File I/O error.

Changes

It is likely that the $TNS_ADMIN variable was changed recently or the directory to which it pointed has been removed or made inaccessible.  It is likely that the Net Manager (Netmgr) tool will successfully create or edit a tnsnames.ora file in this same environment despite the NetCA failure.

Cause

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