Oracle Apps DBA Preparation Cloning 11i

Now I assume that you are familiar with

Overview & Architecture of Oracle apps 11i
Installation procedure of oracle apps 11i
File System & Various TOPs in Apps 11i
How to Start Stop various Services in Oracle Apps 11i ( like Apache, CM, Report, Apps Listener, Database, DB listener )

If not first please go through following topics to familiarize yourself with Oracle Applications 11i

from Today I will take tasks / roles which Apps 11i DBA perform like cloning patching , configuring using Autoconfig. So today lets start with basics of cloning .

In order to fully Understand cloning basics , I suggest you go through Chapter 6 , Cloning

Go through page (75 – 78) just four page to understand basics of cloning in Applications 11i . Various topics in that are Cloning Tools, Cloning Options , Rapid Clone Operations. This will give you overview of cloning oracle apps 11i steps . If you have any doubts in over view of cloning apps 11i instance , leave your comments .

In next post We’ll take closer look at Cloning , rapid clone , difference between rapid clone & Autoconfig.

For those who want to know about JVM in apps 11i , you can check at my site at (If you ever encounter JavaLangOutOfMemory error or want to know where are JVM logs or how to increase number of JVM’s or JVM related configurations in Oracle Apps 11i then visit

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fouadbandarkar says January 21, 2007

Hi Atul …
I am trying to setup a DMZ server … But we dont want to have the shared appltop.

The steps that I would follow are … restore the appltop. comntop and oratop. Run appsTier.
Apply patch 3259205 on the DMZ node and the TEST node.
Change the profile options through frontend.

Now my issue is that when I try running … I get an error …
” Checking for cc…
Unable to locate ‘cc’ utility in path
Unable to locate all utilities with system path.”
There was no problem with ar, make and ld utilities.
” This is what we got …
$ rpm -qa
gcc-3.3.2-5 ”
” Checked in /usr/bin
ar,ld and make exist but no cc or gcc ”
What do I do … Its an AIX system.

Thanks and Regards,
Waitig for your reply anxiously,
Fouad Bandarkar.

Atul Kumar says January 22, 2007


As mentioned in my previous comment for any issues raise them in forum at

As clearly shown by error message

system utilities like cc, ar .. are either not installed or not in user path

Warrick says February 27, 2007

Generally this error is thrown when adcfgclone cannot see the cc, make etc.

Check your $PATH variable and ensure it has the ‘.’ at the end of the PATH.
eg echo $PATH= blah:.


ramesh says April 18, 2007

i need some infr abt cloning

MultiNode to SingleNode
SingleNode to MultiNode
MultiNode to MultiNode

Atul Kumar says April 18, 2007

Check following metalink Notes

230672.1 Cloning Oracle Applications Release 11i with Rapid Clone
406982.1 Cloning Oracle Applications Release 12 with Rapid Clone

364565.1 Troubleshooting RapidClone issues with Oracle Applications 11i
216664.1 FAQ: Cloning Oracle Applications Release 11i

Anonymous says May 15, 2007

i am dilip.i need the steps for
how to clone the oracle Apps version.
any one of u can help me in this issue.

Thanks & Regards

mamtaratkal says January 12, 2008

Please let me know why do we apply template patch while cloning.

sasidhar says June 27, 2008

i need some infr abt cloning

MultiNode to SingleNode
SingleNode to MultiNode
MultiNode to MultiNode

amit says June 29, 2008

Hi Sasidhar,

All this inforamtion you can see in the standard Cloning note 230672.1 from Metalink.


MultiNode to SingleNode- Reducing number of node that is Merging the Application Tier
SingleNode to MultiNode- is adding the node to existing application.
MultiNode to MultiNode- Is more or less similar to Single node. Like one to one node cloning.

All this are mentioned in advance cloning option in the above note.

If you need more details let me know.


Ram says July 22, 2008

DO we need to rename directories in target node for R12 cloning ?

Ram says July 22, 2008

On target node , Do we need to rename (manually) the directories which contain source SID and hostnames ?
Is there any utility fo doing the same ?

What are the directories which we have to rename ..


Basith says April 15, 2010

Hi Atul

iam newer to Oracle Applications plz tell me that while running at appsTier applicatione need to down or not…

Atul Kumar says April 15, 2010

There is NO need to shutdown Apps Tier during

deepak says April 23, 2010

sir pls give me step by stem procedure for creating pre and post cloning .

Atul Kumar says April 23, 2010

@ Deepak,
For detailed steps on cloning 11i use Oracle My Support (metalink) note 230672.1 Cloning Oracle Applications Release 11i with Rapid Clone

and for R12 cloning using metalink (Oracle support) 406982.1 Cloning Oracle Applications Release 12 with Rapid Clone

Ganesh says November 24, 2011


Could you please point me to a location wehere by I could obtain the documentation for a three tier Oracle Financials 12i new Installation. Could you also letme know the approximate sizes of the DB, APPS, and WEB Tier ? The Platform is going to be Solaris 10.

Look forward to hear from you.


Atul Kumar says November 24, 2011

@ Ganesh,

You are looking for multi node install which is covered in installation guide at

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