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Documentum 7+ internal error during installation or upgrade DBTestResult7092863812136784595.tmp

This blog will go straight to the topic. When upgrading/installing your content server to 7+, you may experience an internal error with a popup telling you to look into a file called something like: DBTestResult7092863812136784595.tmp

In fact, the installation process failed to test the database connection. Even if it managed to find your schema previously. In the file you’ll find something like:

 Last SQL statement executed by DB was:

#0  0x00000033b440f33e in waitpid () from /lib64/
#1  0x00000000004835db in dmExceptionManager::WalkStack(dmException*, int, siginfo*, void*) ()
#2  0x0000000000483998 in dmExceptionHandlerProc ()
#3  <signal handler called>
#4  0x00007f3d8c0e7d85 in ber_flush2 () from /dctm/product/7.3/bin/
#5  0x00007f3d8bebb00b in ldap_int_flush_request () from /dctm/product/7.3/bin/
#6  0x00007f3d8bebb808 in ldap_send_server_request () from /dctm/product/7.3/bin/
#7  0x00007f3d8bebbb30 in ldap_send_initial_request () from /dctm/product/7.3/bin/
#8  0x00007f3d8beab828 in ldap_search () from /dctm/product/7.3/bin/
#9  0x00007f3d8beab952 in ldap_search_st () from /dctm/product/7.3/bin/
#10 0x00007f3d898f93b2 in nnflqbf () from /opt/oracle/product/client_12.1.0.2//lib/
#11 0x00007f3d898ef124 in nnflrne1 () from /opt/oracle/product/client_12.1.0.2//lib/
#12 0x00007f3d898fe5b6 in nnfln2a () from /opt/oracle/product/client_12.1.0.2//lib/
#13 0x00007f3d886cffc0 in nnfgrne () from /opt/oracle/product/client_12.1.0.2//lib/
#14 0x00007f3d887f4274 in nlolgobj () from /opt/oracle/product/client_12.1.0.2//lib/
#15 0x00007f3d886ce43f in nnfun2a () from /opt/oracle/product/client_12.1.0.2//lib/
#16 0x00007f3d886ce213 in nnfsn2a () from /opt/oracle/product/client_12.1.0.2//lib/
#17 0x00007f3d8875f7f1 in niqname () from /opt/oracle/product/client_12.1.0.2//lib/
#18 0x00007f3d88612d06 in kpplcSetServerType () from /opt/oracle/product/client_12.1.0.2//lib/
#19 0x00007f3d8861387b in kpuatch () from /opt/oracle/product/client_12.1.0.2//lib/
#20 0x00007f3d893e9dc1 in kpulon2 () from /opt/oracle/product/client_12.1.0.2//lib/
#21 0x00007f3d892e15f2 in OCILogon2 () from /opt/oracle/product/client_12.1.0.2//lib/
#22 0x0000000000555232 in DBConnection::Connect(DBString const*, DBString const*, DBString const*) ()
#23 0x00000000005555e4 in DBConnection::DBConnection(DBString const&, DBString const&, DBString const&, DBString const&, DBStats*, dmListHead*, int, int volatile*) ()
#24 0x000000000055f6ff in DBDataBaseImp::DBDataBaseImp(DBString const&, DBString const&, DBString const&, DBString const&, DBStats*, DBDataBase*, dmListHead*, int, int volatile*) ()
#25 0x0000000000545aaf in DBDataBase::DBDataBase(DBStats*, DBString const&, DBString const&, DBString const&, DBString const&, dmListHead*, int, int volatile*) ()
#26 0x0000000000466bd8 in dmServer_Dbtest(int, char**) ()
#27 0x00000033b3c1ed1d in __libc_start_main () from /lib64/
#28 0x0000000000455209 in _start ()
Tue Jan  8 16:18:15 2019 Documentum Internal Error: Assertion failure at line: 1459 in file: dmexcept.cxx

Not so precise right?

In fact, it’s pretty simple. The installer failed to use your tnsnames.ora file because LDAP auth is set with a higher priority. For those who don’t know, the tnsnames.ora holds your database connection information. You won’t be able to connect documentum without it, as documentum will try to locate it.

Sometimes, depending on how the DBA installed the oracle client on the machine, LDAP identification may be set prior to the tnsnames identification. So you have two possibilities:

  • Edit sqlnet.ora to set TNSNAMES before LDAP.
  • Rename ldap.ora to something else so that the Oracle Client doesn’t find it and fall back to TNSNAMES. I recommend this way as if the DBA patches the Client, the sqlnet.ora may be set back to LDAP in priority.

For info, these files are located in $ORACLE_HOME/network/admin, by default they are installed under the Oracle user install owner. So to edit the files you must be root or ask the DBAs to do it for you.

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