Upgrade 11.2.0.x to 11.2.0.y and 12.1.0.1 Failure Of Rootupgrade Script on previously cloned GI

(Doc ID 1485970.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 07, 2015

Applies to:

Exadata Database Machine X2-2 Half Rack - Version All Versions and later
Exadata Database Machine X2-2 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Exadata Database Machine X2-2 Qtr Rack - Version All Versions and later
Exadata Database Machine X2-8 - Version All Versions and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This issue could occur for those in the middle of an upgrade or outside of an upgrade.


Symptoms

Scenario 1 - During an Upgrade on an Oracle Grid Infrastructure Home that was previously cloned

When upgrading from 11.2.0.x to 11.2.0.y and 12.1.0.1  the Oracle Grid Infrastructure Home was previously cloned, you may encounter this error:

Can't open <path to Grid Infrastructure cloned from> No such file or directory at /u01/app/11.2.0.3/grid/crs/install/crsconfig_lib.pm line 14843.
/u01/app/11.2.0.3/grid/perl/bin/perl -I/u01/app/11.2.0.3/grid/perl/lib -I/u01/app/11.2.0.3/grid/crs/install
/u01/app/11.2.0.3/grid/crs/install/rootcrs.pl execution failed

 

NOTE: This situation can occur when upgrading an Oracle Grid Infrastructure Home that has previous been cloned from an older version. The user will see the <GRID_HOME>/log/crflogd/crflogdOUT.log of the cloned TO Oracle Grid Infrastructure Home filled with "No such file or directory" messages refering to the path of the previous Oracle Grid Infrastructure Home (cloned FROM). Example as follows :

 

In this case the location of BDBLOC and CRFHOME is not equal to the location of the cloned TO Oracle Grid Infrastructure home. Additional to this the user may also see the same "No such file or directory" as mentioned in scenario 1.

Cause

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