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    Upgrade Express: ".. unable to open dump file for read ... Permission denied"

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

    [From ELUNA SysAdmin list:]

    We started our migration from 18.01 to 20.01 and, for each library we are migrating, we noticed this error in DataPumping import error log.

    Connected to: Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release - 64bit Production With the Partitioning, OLAP, Data Mining and Real Application Testing options
    ORA-39001: invalid argument value
    ORA-39000: bad dump file specification
    ORA-31640: unable to open dump file
    for read
    ORA-27037: unable to obtain file status
    Linux-x86_64 Error: 13: Permission denied Additional information: 3

    Import (dp) pto01 ended

    I tried a manual execution of the impdb command for import and it ends in the same way.

    Exporting without datapumping seems to work.

    [From Alexandra Major:]

    Did you check the OS-Permissions on the dmp-files (user-, group- and file-permissions) and of the dpdir? The error messages 'unable to open
    for read' and 'permission denied' look like permission-problems.

    [From site:]

    I checked the permissions for the files and they were right. But i never checked the /exlibris/aleph/update_express_1901_2001
    permissions and they were 700 (for aleph user). Probably impdp program execs as "oracle" and not as "aleph" user. Now it's working.

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013