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CPU patch apply post

Posted by Kamran Agayev A. on April 8th, 2012

These days I’m responsible on applying CPU patches on some critical databases. Actually I’m thinking to create a new blog post on this topic

But now I would like to share a nice blog post which can be useful to overcome some patch installation issues you get during the installation

Here’s the link:


I liked the latest (7) step which was also helped me to overcome “is not writable” error even the mentioned .so file wasn’t in use by any active process

And my last advise : Don’t forget to backup “Oracle Home” folder and even having the backup of the database itself!


Note: Please make sure you’ve read the following metalink note:

Opatch Reports ‘libclntsh.so.10.1 not removed. Text file busy’ [ID 553263.1]

6 Responses to “CPU patch apply post”

  1. hcdba Says:

    Thanks Kamran! I’m honored that you’ve found my article helpful to you! :)

  2. Mohammed Says:

    Very nice and helpful link… Thanks!

  3. mohit Says:

    Above mentioned link is not accessible?

    Sorry, the website oracletechtips.com cannot be found.

  4. Kamran Agayev A. Says:

    Hi Mohit
    I don’t know why the web page is not working now, but it was active the time I posted this post :)

  5. cyrille Tarla Says:

    in an assignment we had to do in class i deleted all my controlfiles then i discovered after the following message that my autobackup was off

    RMAN> restore controlfile from ctrl.bkp;

    RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
    RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
    RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
    RMAN-00558: error encountered while parsing input commands
    RMAN-01009: syntax error: found “identifier”: expecting one of: “autobackup, tag, double-quoted-string, single-quoted-string”
    RMAN-01008: the bad identifier was: ctrl
    RMAN-01007: at line 1 column 26 file: standard input

    RMAN> configure controlfile autobackup on;

    RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
    RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
    RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
    RMAN-03002: failure of configure command at 01/21/2014 19:06:00
    ORA-01507: database not mounted


    what do i do

  6. Kamran Agayev A. Says:

    You can’t use “CONFIGURE CONTROLFILE” from NOMOUNT mode. If you have controlfile autobackup, restore it from there.

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