Exadata DB Node failing to boot with kernel panic after taking a Snapshot-based Backup
(Doc ID 1536739.1)
Last updated on APRIL 21, 2020
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.1 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
The Exadata DB node goes into kernel panic and reboots in a cycle.
The last message prior to rebooting from the ilom console session is kernel panic with mounting /dev/root failed like:
Mounting root file system.
mount: error mounting /dev/root on /sysroot as ext3: Device or resource busy
switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
After creating a LVM snapshot of the /(root) as follow:
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