Application runtime path "/www/imsptools/protected/runtime" is not valid

i’m building a failover server for a yii 1.1 application. I used rsync command to copy over the content of web root including the yii directory. I ran Yii Requirement Checker and all sections i need are passed.
Version:1.0 StartHTML:000000210 EndHTML:000003004 StartFragment:000002767 EndFragment:000002960 StartSelection:000002767 EndSelection:000002960 SourceURL: Yii Requirement Checker.
Apache/2.4.6 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) OpenSSL/1.0.2k-fips mod_fcgid/2.3.9 PHP/5.4.16 mod_wsgi/3.4 Python/2.7.5 Yii Framework/1.1.15 2020-06-02 19:34

I verify that the runtime directory is writable by all. Apache owns all directories in web root. i still get this error,
Application runtime path “/www/imsptools/protected/runtime” is not valid. Please make sure it is a directory writable by the Web server process… I’ve seen this in the past, but usually i needed to change permissions.

The httpd log is not showing anything useful for debugging. Is it possible to set a more robust logging level to assist in debugging or any other suggestions to check would be appreciated.