ADOP fs_clone Failure and System Swap Space

I encountered a strange error recently that I think is worth documenting.

In our production environment, we began to have issues running adop phase=fs_clone.  The strange thing was it only happened in production.  A clone of production to another environment had no issues running fs_clone.  

adop would complete the FSCloneStage, begin FSCloneApply and end in an error.

FUNCTION: main::runFSCloneApply [ Level 1 ] 

ERRORMSG: /u01/app/oracle/apps/fs2/EBSapps/comn/adopclone_appr12prd/bin/ did not go through successfully.

The logs we care about for fs_clone are in fs_ne/EBSapps/log/NN/YYYYMMDD_HHMISS/fs_clone/host/TXK_SYNC_CREATE where NN is the adop session, YYYYMMDD_HHMISS is the date time stamp, and host is the short hostname.  The first step is to look at txkADOPPreparePhaseSynchronize.log to see the details of what is happening.  Look for EXIT STATUS: with nonzero values, and then lock at the associated logs.  For example,

Copying the directory


SOURCE : /u01/app/oracle/apps/fs2/EBSapps/comn/util

TARGET : /u01/app/oracle/apps/fs1/EBSapps/comn/util

Execute SYSTEM command : cp -rH/u01/app/oracle/apps/fs2/EBSapps/comn/util /u01/app/oracle/apps/fs1/EBSapps/comn/util


Copied /u01/app/oracle/apps/fs2/EBSapps/comn/util into /u01/app/oracle/apps/fs1/EBSapps/comn/utilLOG FILE: /u01/app/oracle/apps/fs_ne/EBSapps/log/adop/75/20180912_001320/fs_clone/appr12prd/TXK_SYNC_create/cp_rH.out

Unfortunately, this log will not be much help as ls -l shows

-rw-r–r– 1 oracle oinstall 0 Sep 12 00:22 cp_rH.out

If this was a file permission issue, we should find the evidence here.

In this case, the major clue is actually back in FSCloneStage even though it completed and progressed to FSCloneApply.


***** W A R N I N G *****

/u01/app/oracle/apps/fs2/FMW_Home/Oracle_EBS-app1/oui/bin/runInstaller -detachhome -silent ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/apps/fs1/FMW_Home/Oracle_EBS-app1 -invPtrLoc /etc/oraInst.loc -debug -jreLoc /u01/app/oracle/apps/fs2/FMW_Home/Oracle_EBS-app1/jdk returned FAILURE status.

Either ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/apps/fs1/FMW_Home/Oracle_EBS-app1 is already detached or issue with inventory.

Proceeding further. Issues will be reported when actual cloning starts.

LOG FILE: /u01/app/oracle/apps/fs_ne/EBSapps/log/adop/75/20180912_001320/fs_clone/appr12prd/TXK_SYNC_create/Oracle_EBS-app1_detachHome.out.

Creating the directory: /u01/app/oracle/apps/fs1/FMW_Home/webtier

Execute SYSTEM command : /u01/app/oracle/apps/fs2/FMW_Home/webtier/oui/bin/runInstaller -detachhome -silent ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/apps/fs1/FMW_Home/webtier -invPtrLoc /etc/oraInst.loc -debug

Even worse, this is an EXIT STATUS: 0.   Since the issue could be that the home is already detached from the central inventory, it has to accept this failure.  Unfortunately this was not the case for us.  Looking at the log Oracle_EBS-app1_detachHome.out we find

Starting Oracle Universal Installer…

Checking swap space: 389 MB available, 500 MB required.Failed <<<<

Some requirement checks failed. You must fulfill these requirements before

continuing with the installation,

Exiting Oracle Universal Installer, log for this session can be found at /u01/app/oracle/oraInventory/logs/DetachHome2018-09-12_12-22-18AM.log

Looking at top and/proc/swaps, I realized that swap was undersized for this server.  The impact of this was that when the FSCloneApply stage tried to register the oracle home, it failed (same swap issue plus it was never removed).  As soon as swap space was added to the server, adop phase=fs_clone force=yes was able to complete (if fs_clone fails, restart with force=yes to make it start from the beginning).

Have you had any unusual failures with fs_clone?  If so, let me know in the comments.


I have encountered another error with fs_clone and rapidclone because the JVM is undersized for configuring Weblogic Server. The fix for this issue is much easier, you need to add an environment variable (I have tested this with AD/TXK Delta 12 and AD/TXK Delta 13).

export CONFIG_JVM_ARGS=”-Xmx2048m -Xms1024m -XX:MaxPermSize=512m -XX:-UseGCOverheadLimit”

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