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INFORMIXDIR /opt/informix is not owned by user with id 200

Troubleshooting


Problem

INFORMIXDIR /opt/informix is not owned by user with id 200

Symptom

Running any onstat command results in a error indicating the $INFORMIXDIR is not owned by the userid (UID) of user informix:

INFORMIXDIR /opt/informix is not owned by user with id 200

Cause

Permissions are not set correctly on $INFORMIXDIR

Diagnosing The Problem


Run ls -l on $INFORMIXDIR and note the permissions

example:

drwxr-xr-x  21 sys      informix     512 Jul  9 09:48 informix

Resolving The Problem


Change permissions so the owner and group of $INFORMIXDIR are informix informix:

example:

chown informix:informix /opt/informix
ls -l /opt/informix
drwxr-xr-x  21 informix      informix     512 Jul  9 09:48 informix

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2018

UID

swg21393456