RE: Upgrading RAC to RAC anyone?

From: Bobak, Mark <>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2011 16:21:29 -0400
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Thanks to Andrew and Alan for their replies.

To answer some questions, yes, GI home was previously upgraded to

I pre-staged the binaries for DB Home, and that was successful to all 5 nodes.

When I ran 'dbua', later, I got the error.

Problem was, I set ORACLE_SID to the local instance of the db I wanted to upgrade, and ORACLE_HOME to the new home and put the ORACLE_HOME/bin in my PATH. When I did that, I got the bizarre error shown below.

The solution was to log out, log in, cd my_11.2.0.2_db_home/bin and then run './dbua'. When I did that, it worked. (No environment variables set.)

Oh, and yes, dbua wants you to choose the name of the database, not the local instance.

So, anyhow, all is well, and my upgrades are on the way.


From: Andrew Kerber [] Sent: Friday, June 24, 2011 4:13 PM
Cc: Bobak, Mark; Subject: Re: Upgrading RAC to RAC anyone?

Did you upgrade the grid infrastructure first? The upgrade process requires you to upgrade the GI, then the databases. Also, remember to install the April CPU and the patch for the april CPU, there are some pretty major bugs evidently.

If you have not done the GI yet, you will probably run into issues with multicast, which will also require a patch download. On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 2:56 PM, Guillermo Alan Bort <<>> wrote: Have you tried choosing mstmfgpe instead of mstmfgpe1?

I am preparing one of those myself.

Also, I don't think to is an upgrade, I think it's a patchset, so perhaps there is a catcpu.

I'm not much of a fan of DBUA, I usually use the scripts for upgrades.


On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 2:23 PM, Bobak, Mark <<>> wrote: Has anyone done an upgrade of RAC to RAC on Linux-x86-64?

I have pre-staged the binaries, and now I'm attempting to run DBUA. (Running dbua from ORACLE_HOME.)

I'm trying to do this for the first time on RAC (dev and test are single instance, they were no problem), and, I'm getting the following problem:

When I start DBUA, I get a list (from /etc/oratab) of all the local instance names, as well as the (dummy?) database names listed there.

So, when I select the local instance name, in my case, 'mstmfgpe1', I get the following error:

First I get the "Getting database information..." dialog, and then quickly followed by:

'The database "mstmfgpe1" does not has the cluster configuration and also not listed in the registry of remote cluster nodes. Do you want the Database Upgrade Assistant to upgrade it as a single instance database?

Click Yes to upgrade it as a single instance database. Click No to upgrade it as a cluster database.'

So, question is, *why* does it not recognize this instance as part of a cluster database? Has anyone else done> on RAC? Successfully? Ever seen this problem?

Thanks in advance,


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