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ACSLS 8.3 Oracle Linux 6.4 : new install : database fails to initialize (Doc ID 1934075.1)

Last updated on JULY 11, 2022

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek Auto Cartridge Sys Lib SW (ACSLS) - Version 8.3 to 8.3 [Release 8.0]
Linux x86

Symptoms  error messages:

Installing the ACSLS Database....
  Which file system will be used to store database backups? [/apps1/backup]? /apps2/backup
  Backup directory: /apps2/backup :. Is this correct? (y or n): y

  Back up directory is: /apps2/backup
  Removing prior /apps2/backup/lock ...
  Checking if the ACSLS database is installed...
  Initializing Database Server ...
Error while initializing the database server
  Error while starting the database server 2208: Error: ACSLS database installation failed.   Exiting.
Please review the /tmp/install.log.
cat: /tmp/install_acsdb.out: No such file or directory
rm: cannot remove `/tmp/install_acsdb.out': No such file or directory 1710: Error: Database backup directory '(NULL)' doesn't exist.


While running the, database will not initialize. Error messages point to permissions of backup directory. That is not really the issue.
The issue is with this error:  "Error while initializing the database server" which is due to a failed initdb command.

Notice this error on the command line of the ACSLS 8.3 Linux server...
$ $pgPath/initdb -D $PGDATA
-bash: /usr/bin/initdb: No such file or directory

This is a clue as to what is not installed properly.
The directory changing permissions was a red herring.


 New install.


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