Re: How I run a shell script from the scheduler on 10.2.0.2.0 ?

  • From: "Owen Smith" <owensmith99@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 15:37:29 -0700

Hello people,

I should have added this bit of information:

"The script runs fine from oracle's crontab."
"The script runs fine from a shell owned by oracle."

I'm getting responses telling me to check my env variables and permissions
which would be helpful to a UNIX novice.

I have a feeling that no one is using the scheduler to run RMAN scripts.

Tim Hall suggested I take a close look at these files:

$ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin/externaljob.ora
$ORACLE_HOME/bin/extJob

Currently I'm setup like this:


bash sol root /h/oracle/product/10r2/bin 31 #
bash sol root /h/oracle/product/10r2/bin 31 # ll
$ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin/externaljob.ora
-rw-r--r--   1 root     dba           52 Sep  7 15:29
/h/oracle/product/10r2/rdbms/admin/externaljob.ora
bash sol root /h/oracle/product/10r2/bin 32 #
bash sol root /h/oracle/product/10r2/bin 32 # cat
$ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/admin/externaljob.ora
# externaljob.ora
run_user = rman
run_group = rman

bash sol root /h/oracle/product/10r2/bin 33 #
bash sol root /h/oracle/product/10r2/bin 33 #


bash sol root /h/oracle/product/10r2/bin 33 #
bash sol root /h/oracle/product/10r2/bin 33 # ll $ORACLE_HOME/bin/ext*
-rwsr-x---   1 rman     dba        30388 Sep 21  2006
/h/oracle/product/10r2/bin/extjob*
-rwsr-x---   1 rman     dba        30392 Sep 21  2006
/h/oracle/product/10r2/bin/extjobo*
-rwsr-x---   1 rman     dba        34468 Sep 21  2006
/h/oracle/product/10r2/bin/extproc*
-rwxr-xr-x   1 oracle   dba          300 Sep 21  2006
/h/oracle/product/10r2/bin/extusrupgrade*
bash sol root /h/oracle/product/10r2/bin 34 #
bash sol root /h/oracle/product/10r2/bin 34 #
bash sol root /h/oracle/product/10r2/bin 34 #

On my system, the user 'nobody' has no shell so I cannot use nobody.

I created a user named rman:


bash sol root /h/oracle/product/10r2/bin 34 #
bash sol root /h/oracle/product/10r2/bin 34 #
bash sol root /h/oracle/product/10r2/bin 34 # su - rman
Sun Microsystems Inc.   SunOS 5.10      Generic January 2005
$
$ id
uid=220(rman) gid=220(rman)
$
$
$ date
Fri Sep  7 16:30:03 PDT 2007
$
$

Jared points out that rman needs access to extproc:

$ ls -la /h/oracle/product/10r2/bin/extproc
-rwsr-x---   1 rman     dba        34468 Sep 21  2006
/h/oracle/product/10r2/bin/extproc
$
$


Here is a demo of rman running his script:


bash sol root /h/oracle/product/10r2/bin 35 # su - rman
Sun Microsystems Inc.   SunOS 5.10      Generic January 2005
$
$
$ ls
scripts
$
$
$ scripts/tst.sh
$
$
$ cat scripts/tst.sh
#! /bin/sh
/usr/bin/date > /tmp/tst.sh.out.txt 2>&1 &
exit 0

$
$
$ cat /tmp/tst.sh.out.txt
Fri Sep  7 16:31:23 PDT 2007
$
$ rm /tmp/tst.sh.out.txt
$


I am focused on this error:

ORA-27369: job of type EXECUTABLE failed with exit code: 274662

And I am focused on this exit code: 274662

What does 274662 mean?

If the Scheduler gives me an error like "274662" rather than some English,
it's obvious to me the Scheduler is a POS and I should not use it.

And of course,
If I cannot run RMAN from Oracle Scheduler, I'll use cron.

-Owen



On 9/7/07, Jared Still <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 9/7/07, Owen Smith <owensmith99@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > I'd like to run a shell script from the Scheduler in my 10g database.
> > Right now it is a simple shell script.
> > Eventually it will wrap RMAN commands to back up my DB.
> >
> > I wrote a simple pl/sql script to create a job:
> >
> > -- cr_job10.sql
> >
> > The scheduler, though, errors out with an error which I see in a trace
> > file:
> >
> *** 2007-09-06 17:33:00.175
> > ORA-12012: error on auto execute of job 53267
> > ORA-27369: job of type EXECUTABLE failed with exit code: 274662
>
>
>
> Running external jobs from dbms_scheduler is much like running jobs from
> cron:
> You must explicitly set the environment, as no environment is inherited.
>
> See ML Notes *387451.1 and **389685.1.*
>
>
> --
> Jared Still
> Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist
>
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