RE: Ghost database

From: Storey, Robert (DCSO) <"Storey,>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 19:25:36 +0000
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First call back and oracle is stumped. Not sure what is going on so she was going to do some internal askings around.

In the mean time, I tried something.

Stopped the agent, edited the targets.xmls file to remove the db target. Then, ran the agentca -d option to do a rediscovery.

No database target found.

My suspicion is that in my early troubleshooting I deleted the correct registry key. BUT, it appears that once the discovery process discovers a target and puts it in targets.xml, it does not remove it if it goes away.

Unless someone else can explain it?
-----Original Message-----

From: [] On Behalf Of Storey, Robert (DCSO) Sent: Monday, November 14, 2011 10:24 AM To: ''
Subject: RE: Ghost database

Opened a SR with Oracle on this one. Their first response was to send back the discovery process steps that are listed in the docs, which I"ve already gone through.

This is on a Windows 2003 server. There are no registry keys associated to the database. I checked the inventory.xml file in the oracle\inventory path and no mention of the database in question.

I did a registry search and a file system search for the database name and found nothing.

Yet, the Agent11g discovery STILL finds this old deleted database.

Anyone got any other ideas of where this information might be hiding that the agent is finding?


-----Original Message-----

From: [] On Behalf Of Storey, Robert (DCSO) Sent: Friday, November 11, 2011 8:51 AM
To: ''
Subject: Ghost database

So, I have finally gotten 11g Grid control configured (thank you Chris!). Been playing with it for a few days, looking under the hood, etc. I installed an agent on a small test box I have been using prior to 11g Grid. I have 11gr2 installed on that in the default home. I messed up a database on the test box and ended up blowing it away using DBCA.

But, the agent reported to GC that the database exists and GC is showing it in an unknown state.

Where would the remote agent be obtaining this information for this now ghost database? Inventory was my first clue, but not finding it.

Any ideas?




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