Monday, March 4, 2013

DBCA error - unable to copy file oratab to /tmp/oratab

Recently on some old RAC servers running 10gR2, we had a requirement to create a new DB. We started off with dbca but it was erroring out with the following message --

Unable to copy the file "db-xxx:/var/opt/oracle/oratab" to "/tmp/oratab.db-xxx".

The solution was simpler than what I originally thought. After tracing the install, I discovered that it was looking for scp under /usr/bin. The default install on solaris puts this under /usr/local/bin.

After creating a softlink for scp under /usr/bin, I was able to bypass the error.

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