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Orainventory Error after Cloning Release 12.1.1: "Home may already be registered" (Doc ID 1217633.1)

Last updated on MAY 07, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Applications DBA - Version 12.1.3 to 12.1.3 [Release 12.1]
Oracle Applications Manager - Version 12.1.3 to 12.1.3 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


E-Business Suite R12 Applications Manager, Rapid Clone related issues






After a clone, the orainventory for E-Business Suite Release R12 10.1.2 and 10.1.3 homes are corrupted.

Users report they are unable to apply any patches to 10.1.3 and 10.1.2 homes.

The instance runs normally from business perspective. Only the 10g AS inventory(s) is corrupted with the following error from the ohclone.log:

Initializing Java Virtual Machine from /tmp/OraInstallYYYY-MM-DD_<timestamp>/jre/bin/java. Please wait...

.end std out.

.end err out.

Command sh -c "$ORACLE_HOME/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/oui/bin/runInstaller -debug -clone -silent -force -nolink -waitForCompletion -invPtrLoc /etc/oraInst.loc session:ORACLE_HOME=/tech/oracle/apps/tech_st/10.1.2 ORACLE_HOME_NAME=TECH_TOOLS__tech_oracle_apps_tech_st_10_1_2 -J-Doracle.installer.noLink=true ; echo ERRORCODE = $? ERRORCODE_END" failed. Day Month dd <timestamp> YYYY
OUI CLI cloning returned non-zero.

Home may already be registered

OUI log file - /ibsxorabase/orainventory/logs/cloneActions<timestamp>
Attempting to restore /tech/oracle/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/oui/oraparam.ini.ouibak to /tech/oracle/apps/tech_st/10.1.2/oui/oraparam.ini



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