Apply Patch without shutting the Database

Most of the time, we can shut down the database and listener for patching the database home. But there is a method to apply the patch without shutting down the database and listener. Checking the database and listener running

Checking the lsinventory

Now, we can apply the patch

Again, check the lsinventory […]

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OPatch failed with error code 135 – Argument(s) Error… Given ‘ocmrf’ file does not exists

Issue Using opatch auto to apply patch 18706472, it failed with error code 135: opatchauto2017-09-23_04-21-57.log shows:

Cause

Solution Either open the permission of /home/grid path to be 755, eg:

The permission looks like:

Or create a response file under a directory accessible by both grid user and oracle user, for example: […]

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Recreate Oracle Central Inventory

Inventory is the index for the oracle installation. All the details about the ORACLE_HOME including different utility versions, patch details etc. If you do a fresh Oracle installation the inventory will be updated. But if you copy the ORACLE binaries from some other location and if you are not updating the inventory, we cannot read […]

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