Post Upgrade issue with folder name ‘con’

Description

Issue Description:


The user faced the below error while upgrading the instance. Cannot create folder ‘…\var\con’ since it is already a file.

*Microsoft Windows Version 6.3.9600

© 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


C:\Windows\system32d:


D:\cd D:\Adobe\Campaign\bin


D:\Adobe\Campaign\binnlserver config -postupgrade -allinstances

03:47:24 Application server for Adobe Campaign Uersion 6.1.1 (build xxxx) of 00/00/0000

03:47:24 Cannot create folder ‘D:\Adobe\Campaign\bin…\var\con’ since it is already a file (iRc=16384)


03:47:24  Summary of the update


03:47:24 con instance, 0 warning(s) and 2 error(s) during the update.

03:47:24 Cannot open file ‘D:\Adobe\Campaign\bin…\var\con\postupgrade\postupgrade_0000_03-47-2 .log’ with a access (errno=3, The system cannot find the path specified. (iRc=-52

03:47:24 Cannot create folder ‘D:\Adobe\Campaign\bin…\var\con’ since it is already a file (ilic 16384) 0:47:24 default instance, no warning during update. 111:\Adobe\Campaign\bin_*

Resolution

Objective: To upgrade the build

Environment: All

Cause:  ‘con’ is a reserved keyword in Windows

Resolution:

In Microsoft Windows, you can not create folders or have extensions with the below words.

CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9.

These are reserved keywords in Windows. Hence, naming an instance with these names will give you an error while upgrading as a folder with an instance name is created in your system.

On this page