Informix creation fails

  • KM03765842
  • 02-Dec-2020
  • 02-Dec-2020

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During NPS installation Informix is not installed and initializeNPS.ovpl is not able to create the service.


INFO: Creating informix rootdb space and other required spaces touch: cannot touch ‘/var/opt/OV/NNMPerformanceSPI/contentstore/data/rootdbs.000’: Permission denied

FATAL: Stacktrace: 0. /opt/OV/nonOV/perl/a/lib/site_perl/NPS/ [NPS::npslog:


This is caused by insufficient permissions for the Informix user to access the contentstore directory.


Verify that:

Umask is set to 0022

Directory /opt/OV/nonOV/Informix is present with ownership as informix:informix

umask 0022 (change it for both the 'root' & 'informix' user account)


mv /opt/OV/nonOV/Informix /opt/OV/nonOV/Informix.old

rm -rf /var/opt/OV/NNMPerformanceSPI/contentstore/data

initializeNPS.ovpl -m <NPS_binaries>/packages (#selection 4 to re-install Informix)

chmod -R 755 /opt/OV/nonOV/Informix

chmod -R 755 /var/opt/OV/NNMPerformanceSPI/contentstore/data

initializeNPS.ovpl -m <NPS_binaries>/packages (#selection 6 to re-create Informix Content Store)