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Adding Cluster node failed


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We tried to add a third cluster node but it failed when it was trying to create a vertica data directory. n this node. This is an error we received during the process 

[changing ownership of /home/dradmin/: Operation not permitted']


Below is a process that we captured during the run, please advice:

[[email protected]<DB_HOST>]# /opt/vertica/sbin/update_vertica --add-hosts earney -u dradmin -l /home/dradmin -L /CA/IMDataRepository_vertica10/resources/vlicense.dat --rpm /CA/IMDataRepository_vertica10/resources/vertica-10.1.1-20.x86_64.SUSE.rpm -T -S default
Vertica Analytic Database 10.1.1-20 Installation Tool

>> Validating options...

Mapping hostnames in --add-hosts (-A) to addresses...
        earney                         =>

>> Starting installation tasks.
>> Getting system information for cluster (this may take a while)...

Default shell on nodes: /bin/bash /bin/bash

>> Validating software versions (rpm or deb)...

warning: /CA/IMDataRepository_vertica10/resources/vertica-10.1.1-20.x86_64.SUSE.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID f54b82a0: NOKEY

>> Beginning new cluster creation...

successfully backed up admintools.conf on
successfully backed up admintools.conf on

>> Creating or validating DB Admin user/group...

Successful on hosts (3):
    Provided DB Admin account details: user = dradmin, group = verticadba, home = /home/dradmin
    Creating group... Group already exists
    Validating group... Okay
    Creating user... User already exists
    Validating user... Okay

>> Validating node and cluster prerequisites...

System prerequisites passed.  Threshold = WARN

55236 | netqos | localhost:55725 | NULL           | Query   |    0 | starting | show processlist

>> Establishing DB Admin SSH connectivity...

Installing/Repairing SSH keys for dradmin

>> Setting up each node and modifying cluster...

Creating Vertica Data Directory...

{'': ('1', ['chown: changing ownership of â/home/dradmin/â: Operation not permitted'])}
{'': ('0', [])}
{'': ('0', [])}
{'': ('0', [])}
Could not create Vertica Data Directory. See logs
Installation FAILED with errors.

AdminTools and your existing Vertica databases may be unavailable.
Investigate the above warnings/errors and re-run installation.


Release : 22.2


If there is no datadir passed, it tries to mkdir ~username/ directory.


We ran the following, which was successful

/opt/vertica/sbin/update_vertica --add-hosts <New_Host> -u dradmin -l /home/dradmin -L /opt/CA/IMDataRepository_vertica10/resources/vlicense.dat --rpm /opt/CA/IMDataRepository_vertica10/resources/vertica-10.1.1-20.x86_64.RHEL6.rpm -T -S default -d <Data_Folder_Path>