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BIX job fails with "Error initializing PRAppLoader"



The user is experiencing sporadic BIX failures.

Error Messages

SEVERE: Error initializing PRAppLoader
Throwable occurred: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
    at com.pega.pegarules.internal.bootstrap.PRBootstrap.checkForStartup(
    at com.pega.pegarules.internal.bootstrap.PRBootstrap.invokeMethodPropagatingThrowable(
    at com.pega.pegarules.boot.internal.extbridge.AppServerBridgeToPega.invokeMethodPropagatingThrowable(
    at com.pega.pegarules.boot.internal.extbridge.AppServerBridgeToPega.invokeMethod(
Caused by: jzentry == 0,
 jzfile = 1099852780112,
 total = 1035,
 name = /appfiles/Bix/temp/extractedFiles/apploader/praxis2-1.6.2.jar,
 i = 1,
 message = null
    at java.util.jar.JarFile$1.nextElement(
    at java.util.jar.JarFile$1.nextElement(

Steps to Reproduce

Not Applicable

Root Cause

A defect or configuration issue in the operating environment

There are multiple extracts run in parallel using scripting techniques. Each of the extracts shared the same environment. The temp directory for PegaRULES engine was shared. Occasionally one extract would overwrite the extracted jar files while another is extracting them from the database.


Make the following change to the operating environment:

Provide the following JVM argument for each extract

Published June 27, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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