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    AIK 21: "mkdir: cannot create directory `/oradata': Permission denied"

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20

    Description:
    I am running the AIK v21 to install Aleph v21 on a new server.

    The earlier steps were OK but in ./ikit_menu

    3. Oracle database installation and configuration

    3. Install database <----

    I am getting the following error:

    mkdir: cannot create directory `/oradata': Permission denied
    mkdir: cannot create directory `/oradata': Permission denied
    mkdir: cannot create directory `/oradata': Permission denied
    <etc.>

    Note: I *am* logged on as root.

    I thought maybe this had to do with the permissions on the /exlibris directory but doing:

    chmod 777 exlibris

    that is, making it "drwxrwxrwx", but that didn't help.

    Resolution:
    The default placement of Oracle DB files is /exlibris/oradata and not /oradata. Most likely you entered "/" instead of /exlibris (or other mount point) for data base, which caused the problem. You can update parameters using AIK menu option "0" . Check and update if necessary Oracle parameters:

    [ D]. Update the Oracle Database archiving, data files, sys and redo disk

    Enter key (q to quit)[q]: D <--

    Current Oracle Database archiving, data files, sys and redo disk is:
    Please insert the new Oracle Database archiving, data files, sys and redo disk: /exlibris <---- (or /exlibris1, etc.)


    This issue is still open and was escalated to Second line support for further analysis <2012-06-24 01:00:01>.


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013
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