“The software home is already registered in the central inventory ?” A failed attempt to apply RU on 19c Grid Infrastructure home before it is configured

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I recently came accross a new (to me) error when trying to upgrade Grid Infrastructure on my lab, a 2-node 18.6 RAC cluster. To upgrade Grid Infrastructure directly to 19c with the latest Release Update 19.4, I downloaded the 19.3 base release and tried to apply RU 19.4 before launching the upgrade :

# /u01/app/19_4_0_0/grid/gridSetup.sh -silent -applyRU /staging/path/29708769

(Please refer to Doc ID 1410202.1 for the full explanation.)

Unfortunately, I had my head in the clouds (pun intended), and the node on which the patch was running encountered a problem and the session got killed.

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Exadata Cloud at Customer : Drill down into Cloud Tooling RPM content

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On one of my Exadata Cloud at Customer system, I recently had an issue which required to check exactly which files were updated when upgrading the cloud-specific tooling included on Exadata Cloud at Customer, also know as dbaastools_exa. I needed to know if a configuration file had been overwritten or not, when upgrading dbaastools_exa. My knowledge in RPM packages being very limited, I did some research and here is what I found :

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