During cloning, DBAs most often miss the finishing tasks as outlined in Metalink Note 230672.1 (Cloning Oracle Applications Release 11i with Rapid Clone). These are tasks which need to be done manually by a DBA as RapidClone doesn't take care of them :
Section 3: Finishing Tasks
This section lists tasks that may be necessary depending on your implementation and the intended use of the cloned system.
- Update profile options
Rapid Clone updates only site level profile options. If any other profile options are set to instance specific values, you must update them manually.
- Update printer settings
If the new cloned system needs to utilize different printers, update the target system with the new printer settings now.
- Update workflow configuration settings
Cloning an Oracle Applications instance will not update the host and instance specific information used by Oracle Workflow. Review the following tables and columns to verify there is no instance specific data in the Workflow configuration on the target system.
Table Name Column Name Column Value Details WF_NOTIFICATION_ATTRIBUTES TEXT_VALUE Value starts with http:// : Update to new web host WF_ITEM_ATTRIBUTE_VALUES TEXT_VALUE Value starts with "http:// : Update to new web host WF_SYSTEMS GUID Create a new system defined as the new global database name using the Workflow Administrator Web Applications responsibility. WF_SYSTEMS NAME Value needs to be replaced with the database global name WF_AGENTS ADDRESS Update database link with the new database global name. FND_FORM_FUNCTIONS WEB_HOST_NAME Update with the new web host name FND_FORM_FUNCTIONS WEB_AGENT_NAME Update to point at the new PLSQL listener name FND_CONCURRENT_REQUESTS LOGFILE_NAME Update with the correct path to the logfile directory FND_CONCURRENT_REQUESTS OUTFILE_NAME Update with the new directory path on the target system
- Verify the APPLCSF variable setting
Source the APPS environment and review that the variable APPLCSF (identifying the top-level directory for concurrent manager log and output files) points to an acceptable directory. To modify it, change the value of
s_applcsfin the contextfile and run AutoConfig.
- Update the SESSION_COOKIE_DOMAIN value in ICX_PARAMETERS
If the target system is in a different domain name than the source system and SESSION_COOKIE_DOMAIN was not null in the source system, update that value to reflect the new domain name.