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ORA-27037: unable to obtain file status during runtime (KBA9107)




KBA# 9107



During the use of a Oracle VDB certain SQL statements fail with the following error:

ORA-01565: error in identifying file '/cs/delphix/UNYSVU70/datafile/+SNY94900_DATA1/pnyb3r10/datafile/undotbs1_7.dbf' 
ORA-27037: unable to obtain file status 
Linux-x86_64 Error: 13: Permission denied

The same error occured against multiple datafiles depending on the SQL query.

This error was due to the permissions on the Delphix mount point used by the VDB being changed after provision time.


oracle@target$ ls -la /mnt/provision/VDB1 
total 10 
drwxr-x--x 7 oracle asmadmin 7 Mar 14 12:17 . 
drwxr-x--- 9 delphix delphix 255 Mar 14 13:16 .. 
drwxr-x--- 2 oracle asmadmin 87 Mar 25 06:37 archive 
drwxr-x--- 4 oracle asmadmin 12 Mar 14 12:01 datafile 
drwxr-x--- 2 oracle asmadmin 2 Sep 13 2021 external 
drwxr-x--- 3 oracle asmadmin 3 Mar 14 11:44 script 
drwxr-x--- 2 oracle asmadmin 64 Mar 14 12:12 temp

You can see that the parent mount point /mnt/provision has a timestamp of 13:16 which is after the creation time of the VDB mount at 12:17.

This causes various issues when the database attempts to access certain files and will report errors like the following:

ORA-27037: unable to obtain file status 
Linux-x86_64 Error: 13: Permission denied


This only affects Oracle VDBs.

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The permissions on the Delphix mount point used by the VDB had been altered after provisioning which prevented the Oracle process from accessing all the required files.

The mount point should meet the requirements detailed in the documentation:

There must be a directory (e.g. "/mnt/provision/") that will be used as a container for the NFS mount points that are created when provisioning a VDB.

The delphix_os user and primary OS group (i.e. oinstall or dba) must own the directory.

The directory must have at least permissions  -rwxrwx--- (0770).

There must be no symbolic links in the path of this directory, because NFS can mount into a directory with symlinks in its path, but cannot unmount.




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