Last week I was working on WebLogic Server where Admin Server failed to start because Disk was 100% full. Admin Server failed to start after clearing some unwanted files from server with below error message

Error message in Admin Server log file $DOMAIN_HOME/servers/AdminServer/logs/AdminServer.log

<aug 13, 2010 2:49:51 PM BST> <Critical> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000386>
<Server subsystem failed. Reason: java.lang.NumberFormatException: null
java.lang.NumberFormatException: null
at java.lang.Integer.parseInt(
at java.lang.Integer.parseInt(
at weblogic.ldap.EmbeddedLDAP.validateVDEDirectories(
at weblogic.ldap.EmbeddedLDAP.start(
Truncated. see log file for complete stacktrace


Since error was point to embedded LDAP server for weblogic so I compared files related to embedded ldap server ($DOMAIN_HOME/ servers/ AdminServer/ data/ ldap/) with one of our running weblogic instance and found that size of replicas.prop file was 0 byte.


-rw-r—– 1 oraowc dba 568 Aug 13 09:17 vde.prop
-rw-r—– 1 oraowc dba   0 Aug 13 09:17 mapping.cfg
-rw-r—– 1 oraowc dba   0 Aug 13 14:33 replicas.prop



Option 1 – Open

$DOMAIN_HOME/servers/AdminServer/data/ldap/conf/replicas.prop and add line


Option 2– Move file $DOMAIN_HOME/servers/AdminServer/data/ldap/conf/replicas.prop to replicas.prop.bak  (On Restart WebLogic Server will recreate this file)


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