Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17



Posted on 2004-09-15
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I tried to retore a 64 bit oracle install running on Solaris 9 from a tape backup.  The tar checked fine and untarred into the proper directories.  WHen I went into sql plus or rman i get the message oracledwproddb fatal /u01/app/oracle/product/ ELF class ELFCLASS64.
How do I fix it?
Question by:xoxomos
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 2
LVL 23

Expert Comment

ID: 12071302
Did you uninstall Oracle 32 bit cleanly?
If there is any installation of other oracle products in between before you restore Oracle64 bit, you have to relink oracle executables, which is a painful, unworthy process

Otherwise, you need to reinstall Oracle 64 bits.
LVL 48

Assisted Solution

schwertner earned 300 total points
ID: 12072500
What kind of tape backup you have? Is it created with 64 or 32 bit?
I will be surprised if you can use 32 bits backups for 64 bit instance (I expect differences in the file formats).
So the working alternative is Export/Import.

Author Comment

ID: 12076749
This is different.  The Oracle was installed 64 bits.  It was shutdown and a .tar created.
The problem with the 32 bit Oracle on 64 bit linux is different on a different box.
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

LVL 23

Accepted Solution

seazodiac earned 450 total points
ID: 12077362
Let me try to understand:

So you are using a tape backup from the machine installed with Oracle64 bit , try to restore to a brand new machine, to set up Oracle that way instead of install from the scratch?

is that what you try to do here?

No, you cannot do that. In Oracle install process, there is a lot of linking processes going on.

Author Comment

ID: 12077457
Maybe next time arount but No.  Essentially I am in a situation where the oracle server was wiped out.  I'm trying to restore the same oracle server on the same Solaris system it has always been on from a tape backup the systems people take nightly.

Author Comment

ID: 12077741
Tried doing 'relink all'
Got about a dozen error code 1

 - Linking /u01/app/oracle/product/
rm -f tnslsnr
/usr/ccs/bin/ld -o tnslsnr -L/u01/app/oracle/product/ -L/u01/app/oracle/product/ -dy /u01/app/oracle/product/ /u01/app/oracle/product/ /u01/app/oracle/product/ /u01/app/oracle/product/ -lnonc9 -lnl9     -ln9  -lnlsnr9 -lnlsnrc9 -lnsgr9  -lnmd -lnms  -lncm9 -lnmsp -lpeer  -lnro9 -ln9   -ltrace9 -lnl9  -lnonc9  -lnlsnr9 -lnlsnrc9  -lnmd -lnms -lncm9 -lnmsp  -ln9       -lclntsh  `cat /u01/app/oracle/product/`    -lnsslb9 -lncrypt9 -lnsgr9 -lnzjs9 -ln9 -lnl9 -lnro9 `cat /u01/app/oracle/product/`    -lnsslb9 -lncrypt9 -lnsgr9 -lnzjs9 -ln9 -lnl9 -lclient9  -lvsn9 -lwtc9  -lcommon9 -lgeneric9 -lwtc9 -lmm -lnls9  -lcore9 -lnls9 -lcore9  -lnls9 -lxml9 -lcore9 -lunls9 -lnls9 `cat /u01/app/oracle/product/`    -lnsslb9 -lncrypt9 -lnsgr9 -lnzjs9 -ln9 -lnl9 -lnro9 `cat /u01/app/oracle/product/`    -lnsslb9 -lncrypt9 -lnsgr9 -lnzjs9 -ln9 -lnl9 -lclient9  -lvsn9 -lwtc9  -lcommon9 -lgeneric9  -ltrace9 -lnls9  -lcore9 -lnls9 -lcore9  -lnls9 -lxml9 -lcore9 -lunls9 -lnls9  -lclient9  -lvsn9 -lwtc9  -lcommon9 -lgeneric9 -lnls9  -lcore9 -lnls9 -lcore9  -lnls9 -lxml9 -lcore9 -lunls9 -lnls9   `cat /u01/app/oracle/product/` -R /opt/SUNWcluster/lib:/u01/app/oracle/product/  -Y P,:/opt/SUNWcluster/lib:/usr/ccs/lib:/usr/lib  -Qy -lc -laio   -lm  /u01/app/oracle/product/ -lpeer -lm
*** Error code 1

 - Linking Oracle
rm -f /u01/app/oracle/product/
/usr/ccs/bin/ld   -o /u01/app/oracle/product/ -L/u01/app/oracle/product/ -L/u01/app/oracle/product/ -dy /u01/app/oracle/product/ /u01/app/oracle/product/  /u01/app/oracle/product/ /u01/app/oracle/product/ /u01/app/oracle/product/  /u01/app/oracle/product/ /u01/app/oracle/product/ /u01/app/oracle/product/ /u01/app/oracle/product/ /u01/app/oracle/product/  -lserver9 -lodm9  -lskgxp9 -lskgxn9 -lclient9  -lvsn9 -lwtcserver9  -lcommon9 -lgeneric9 /u01/app/oracle/product/  -lknlopt `if /usr/ccs/bin/ar tv /u01/app/oracle/product/ | grep xsyeolap.o > /dev/null 2>&1 ; then echo "-loraolap9" ; fi`   -lslax9 -lpls9 -lplp9 -lserver9 -lclient9  -lvsn9 -lwtcserver9  -lcommon9 -lgeneric9  -lknlopt -lslax9 -lpls9 -lplp9 -ljox9 -lserver9  -locijdbcst9 -lwwg9  `cat /u01/app/oracle/product/`    -lnsslb9 -lncrypt9 -lnsgr9 -lnzjs9 -ln9 -lnl9 -lnro9 `cat /u01/app/oracle/product/`    -lnsslb9 -lncrypt9 -lnsgr9 -lnzjs9 -ln9 -lnl9 -lmm -lnls9  -lcore9 -lnls9 -lcore9  -lnls9 -lxml9 -lcore9 -lunls9 -lnls9 `cat /u01/app/oracle/product/`    -lnsslb9 -lncrypt9 -lnsgr9 -lnzjs9 -ln9 -lnl9 -lnro9 `cat /u01/app/oracle/product/`    -lnsslb9 -lncrypt9 -lnsgr9 -lnzjs9 -ln9 -lnl9  -ltrace9 -lnls9  -lcore9 -lnls9 -lcore9  -lnls9 -lxml9 -lcore9 -lunls9 -lnls9 `if /usr/ccs/bin/ar tv /u01/app/oracle/product/ | grep "kxmnsd.o" > /dev/null 2>&1 ; then echo " " ; else echo "-lordsdo9"; fi` -lctxc9 -lctx9 -lzx9 -lgx9 -lctx9 -lzx9 -lgx9 -lordimt9  -lnls9  -lcore9 -lnls9 -lcore9  -lnls9 -lxml9 -lcore9 -lunls9 -lnls9 -lsnls9 -lunls9 -lxsd9 -lnls9  -lcore9 -lnls9 -lcore9  -lnls9 -lxml9 -lcore9 -lunls9 -lnls9   `cat /u01/app/oracle/product/` -R /opt/SUNWcluster/lib:/u01/app/oracle/product/  -Y P,:/opt/SUNWcluster/lib:/usr/ccs/lib:/usr/lib  -Qy -lc -laio -lposix4 -lkstat -lm  /u01/app/oracle/product/  
*** Error code 1

Author Comment

ID: 12089976
I've just decided to restore from the tar file and start all over which brings up a different opportunity.

Author Comment

ID: 12089990
I've decided to restore from an older .tar.  Possibly that was dated after I had messed things up trying to patch the 64 bit oracle with a 32 bit patch.  That brings up a different opportunity.

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When it comes to protecting Oracle Database servers and systems, there are a ton of myths out there. Here are the most common.
Shell script to create broker configuration file using current broker Configuration, solely for purpose of backup on Linux. Script may need to be modified depending on OS-installation. Please deploy and verify the script in a test environment.
This video shows information on the Oracle Data Dictionary, starting with the Oracle documentation, explaining the different types of Data Dictionary views available by group and permissions as well as giving examples on how to retrieve data from th…
Via a live example, show how to restore a database from backup after a simulated disk failure using RMAN.

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question