Fs_Clone Fails With “ERRORMSG: File instantiation failed”

Fs_clone fails with the following error:

It has also been found that fs_clone fails when verifying ports:


Running fs_clone fails with initiation failed.

*******FATAL ERROR*******
PROGRAM : (<DIR>/oracle/fs1/EBSapps/appl/ad/12.0.0/patch/115/bin/txkADOPPreparePhaseSynchronize.pl)
TIME : Wed Jan 3 14:57:29 2018
FUNCTION: main::instantiateFile [ Level 1 ]
ERRORMSG: File instantiation failed

Solution :

To solve the issue please do the following:

  1. Make sure no services or processes are running from the PATCH file system
  2. Ensure the Weblogic Admin Server and Node Manager are running on the Run File system. You can run the following commands to check the status: $ adadminsrvctl.sh status
    $ adnodemgrctl.sh status
  3. Run these in order: $ adop phase=cleanup cleanup_mode=full
    $ adop phase=fs_clone force=yes

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