Oracle ASM is a storage management solution for Oracle databases and clusters providing volume management and a filesystem,

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Cannot startup Oracle due to ORA-15041

I'm troubleshooting an Oracle instance that won't startup due to ORA-15041. The trc file shows this error: Failed to create file '+FRA_DATA' (file not accessible?) ORA-19816: WARNING: Files may ...
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Is there any trick to Resize LVM online that raw by UDEV rule without filesystem?

Here is the Logic Volume for example: lvcreate -L2G -n Lv_OraD1 vg_db lvcreate -L180G -n Lv_OraD2 vg_db lvdisplay /dev/mapper/Lv_OraD* UDEV rule to raw the LV: vi ...
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ASM diskgroup drop from another ASM instance

I have created long time back one ASM RAC setup and I created one diskgroup with some name say xyz. I think that instance is gone but the diskgroup was not dropped exclusively using command: drop ...
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How to backup and restore asm password file stored on ASM if ASM isn't available?

Oracle recommends backing up the ASM password file using pwcopy in ASMCMD. This would only copy it to another diksgroup. source : Backing Up and Restoring an Oracle ASM Password File in a Disk Group ...
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How is the password file accessed when it's on an ASM diskgroup and required to connect to ASM?

When a RAC is turned on, it will try to accessing the OCR registry which is located on ASM. ASM also holds the asm password file. However to open ASM, it needs to access the password file. If the ...
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ASM 12c compatibility

Can I use ASM 12c version with database 11g? This link and MOS Doc ID 337737.1 says I cannot use 12c version of ASM with a lower database version. Am I right? Or is it otherwise?
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Non-RAC single instance with ASM startup query

How to start a non-rac single instance with ASM file system. As in the case of RAC after reboot of server, the ASM and CRS resources startup automatically.. but with non-RAC but with ASM storage, what ...
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Unable to turn off automatic memory management (AMM)

i am running oracle 11.2.0.4 SE RAC on Red Hat linux 6, the database is using ASM for datafile management i have been experimenting with turning on AMM and set the following parameters alter system ...
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Problem Installing 11.2.0 on RHEL 7 64 Bit

I have problem in stalling Oracle ASM on RHEL 7, Please advice [root@localhost grid]# ./root.sh Performing root user operation for Oracle 11g The following environment variables are set as: ...
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How to migrate old Oracle ASM disks

We have EMC CLARiiON disks that are near their end of support, so we need to move Oracle ASM disks to a new sets disks. We are trying to minimize the database down time, so I am trying to find ways ...
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du of directories in a diskgroup in Oracle ASM

In Linux, you could run the below on a directory to find the size of each sub-directory: du -sh * When you're in asmcmdin the +FRA disk group for example, how can I retrieve the size of each ...
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oracle cannot start

I have oracle database 11.2.0.4 on oracle linux 6.7 . I have install oracle database single instance with asm option . I have 2 users : oracle and grid My database is open and all of things are ...
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Email Alerting for Oracle ASM disk group storage

I'm aware of how to view ASM disk group usage through asmcmd and other methods. Is there any way to receive an alert via email through a script that I could just throw into a cronjob when a disk ...
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Mirror copies of redo logs

I'm running an two node RAC database with ASM having two DGs one for data and one for redo. I have only one copy of redo and I have the need to have another copy of redo logs. 1. How to go ahead with ...
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Is using ASM a pre-requisite for RAC?

I am about to build our first RAC development environment, and as I'm new to RAC and have not used ASM I wanted to keep things as simple as possible. I was under the impression that ASM is a ...
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ASM and IPv6 Compatibility

In the whitepaper mentioned below, Under 'Limitations' it says ASM and fan based notifications are not supported by IPv6 in Oracle. I'm just curious what ASM has to do with ipv4 or ipv6 or ipv4? ASM ...
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Oracle ASM vs RAID 10

I have oracle ASM 11gR2 on oracle linux 5.8 and i want to install oracle database. I have some disks and i want to use the redundancy strategies of oracle ASM or RAID 10 . I do not know which one is ...
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Backup files not found in ASM

I have an Oracle database 11gr2 and I have installed Oracle Grid on Oracle Linux 5.9. I have two disk groups. /etc/init.d/oracleasm listdisks : flash_recovery_area DATA The first disk group is ...
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Oracleasm deletedisk failed Unable to clear disk

I have dropped the disk from ASM diskgroup: > ALTER DISKGROUP DATA01 DROP DISK DISK1; Oracle did a rebalance operation and then dropped the disk. Now, I want to delete the disk from ASM library ...
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Cannot install Oracle Grid on Oracle Linux 6.4

I have an Oracle database 11gr2 and I want to install Oracle Grid on Oracle Linux 6.4. At first, I have installed Oracle Grid with the tutorial on this website: ...
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ASM File System type

What is the underlying file system in ASM if exists? I have gone through many sites but neither of them answers my question directly rather each site I visisted raises a different point like 'ASM uses ...
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How many control files should I have?

On the Oracle Database Appliance, the default deployment only gives you a single control file. I find this a little puzzling. The single control file causes a policy violation in the automatically ...
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Reinstall Oracle 11G2

Running Oracle 11GR2 instance (non-ASM). Plan to set it up again from the scratch(this time using ASM, Grid infrastructure). And I need the present database. I am thinking of the simple plan: 1) ...
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Striping IO with datafiles on different physical mounts

I have a server with three directly attached disk controllers. Each of these can provide internal redundancy and IO-striping accross disks, but I'm wondering what is the best way to configure the ...
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ASM drop disk hangs (STATE DROPPING)

I have added disk into the RAC system by the following way: I have disk /dev/sdh1. Marked it as an ASM disk: --On node 1 oracleasm createdisk DISK7 '/dev/sdh1'; --On node 2 oracleasm ...
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Kerne module for Oracle 11gR2 RAC on Linux

As per Oracle, it requires three Linux packages to run ASMLib: oracleasm - kernel module oracleasmlib-2.0 - ASMLib libraries oracleasm-support-2.0 - Admin for ASMLib This library versions are OS ...
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determine redo log size, number of redo log files

Having 2 node RAC instance using ASM Log switches happening are too high about 100 per hour causing db to hang for few minutes sometimes GROUP# THREAD# MEMBER ...
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Shutdown one node in RAC

I want to shutdown one node in RAC. I did the following steps: Shutdown database instance export ORACLE_SID=mydb1 sqlplus / as sysdba shutdown immediate; shutdown ASM instance . oraenv +ASM1 ...
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Migrating a tablespace to a different database on the same ASM

How might one go about copying or moving tablespaces between databases that uses the same ASM instances? Might it be possible to cut some corners in RMAN or have ASM remap files belonging to a ...
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How restore from ASM to a new server?

We have a machine that crashed completely. The ASM disks are fine. Is it possible to mount the old ASM disks to a new machine and then restore the datafiles/redo files/ control files/everything to ...
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How to monitor space usage on ASM diskgroups

Last night the recovery area on one of our Oracle Database Appliances went full. This was reported in one of the database alert logs, and we were able to clear out some space before the next log ...
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How do I have Oracle ASM scan for and repair uncorrectable ECC errors (bad sectors)?

I'm running Oracle ASM (11gR2) with normal redundancy on SATA disks (WD Raptors). This is on a physical standby database, if it matters. Occasionally, disk sectors develop read errors (ECC failures). ...
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Add additional disks to FRA diskgroup in ASM

We're running Oracle 11.2.0.3 with a two node RAC and our FRA diskgroup is running low on space. I need to allocate some more disks to it through ASM. I'm not sure how to go about doing this. I can ...