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November 7, 2008

10g RAC installation – copy files to remote node error

Filed under: [Installation] — zhefeng @ 9:36 am

When i installed the database software on two nodes RAC, got error like below:

When copying files to remote nodes during a 10.2 RAC installation you may see the following error on the screen and in the installActions.log file:

INFO: Saving Cluster Inventory
SEVERE: oracle.sysman.oii.oiip.oiipg.OiipgRemoteFileOperationException: Bootstrapping installer to nodes failed.Dir path
is /tmp/OraInstall2005-06-01_04-11-13PM. [PRKC-1002 : All the submitted commands did not execute successfully]
/bin/tar: ./common/rulemap.xml: time stamp 2005-06-01 16:11:22 is 609 s in the future
/bin/tar: ./common: time stamp 2005-06-01 16:13:24 is 731 s in the future
/bin/tar: ./cpuinfo.txt: time stamp 2005-06-01 16:13:29 is 736 s in the future

That’s because the two nodes have different time. The solution is using NTP on both nodes and sync the time to the same.

1. edit /etc/ntp.conf

add one line:

server ntpdhost.rd.crystald.net  #you can also use other NTP servers like http://www.pool.ntp.org/

2. sync the time with NTP server

#ntpdate -u ntpdhost.rd.crystald.net

3. start the NTP service

#service ntpd start

4.test date for both node

bash-3.1$ date;ssh vanpgvmrac02 date
Fri Nov  7 09:35:33 PST 2008
Fri Nov  7 09:35:33 PST 2008

After the time has been synchronized, the installation could be completed successfully.


  1. Very good tip for modifying ntp.conf for time synchronization of both nodes.Great sharing.

    Comment by Jack Nicholson — September 23, 2010 @ 11:49 am

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