dbnodeupdate Warning: Total amount of free space in the volume group is less than 2GB. Unable to make a snapshot (Doc ID 1644872.1)

Last updated on APRIL 09, 2014

Applies to:

Exadata Database Machine V2 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

 When running dbnodeupdate.sh the following warning message is presented:

 Warning: Total amount of free space in the volume group is less than 2GB. Unable to make a snapshot                                
 Warning: Backup functionality will not be provided by dbnodeupdate.sh and need to be made separately
Continue ? [Y/n]

 

Example:

./dbnodeupdate.sh -u -l /u01/patches/YUM/p17809253_112330_Linux-x86-64.zip -v
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Continue ? [Y/n]
y
 (*) 2014-04-06 20:20:04: Unzipping helpers (/u01/patches/YUM/dbupdate-helpers.zip) to /opt/oracle.SupportTools/dbnodeupdate_helpers
 (*) 2014-04-06 20:20:04: Initializing logfile /var/log/cellos/dbnodeupdate.log
 (*) 2014-04-06 20:20:05: Collecting system configuration details. This may take a while...
 (*) 2014-04-06 20:20:17: Validating system details for known issues and best practices. This may take a while...
 (*) 2014-04-06 20:20:17: Checking free space in /u01
 (*) 2014-04-06 20:20:17: Unzipping /u01/patches/YUM/p17809253_112330_Linux-x86-64.zip to /u01/app/oracle/stage.060414202002, this may take a while
 (*) 2014-04-06 20:20:34: Original /etc/yum.conf moved to /etc/yum.conf.060414202002, generating new yum.conf
 (*) 2014-04-06 20:20:34: Generating Exadata repository file /etc/yum.repos.d/Exadata-computenode.repo
 Warning: Total amount of free space in the volume group is less than 2GB. Unable to make a snapshot                              
 Warning: Backup functionality will not be provided by dbnodeupdate.sh and need to be made separately
Continue ? [Y/n]

Changes

 Applying a new version of the Exadata software (upgrade).

Cause

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