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Standby spfile Was Created Under DB_UNKNOWN Folder on ASM


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Problem Details

Problem Statement

Standby SPFILE created in DB_UNKNOWN folder in ASM

Applicable Error Code


Affected Versions

Version 7.0

Affected Platforms

Should be platform independent


On the physical standby side, it is noticed that the standby SPFILE was created under DB_UNKNOWN folder on ASM:

WARNING:option 'a' is deprecated for 'ls'
please use 'absolutepath'
Type Redund Striped Time Sys Name
PARAMETERFILE UNPROT COARSE NOV 20 23:00:00 Y +DATA/prod/spfileprod1.ora => SPFILE.3607.864159439

Dbvisit has created an spfile as ASM alias. You may have provided +DATA as the location for an ASM spfile when creating the standby.

Dbvisit accepts an ASM diskgroup name as a location and places the spfile under +DG/db_unique_name, with a name spfileORACLE_SID_DEST.ora. When an ASM alias is created in ASM storage, it is created as a link to a "real" ASM file with fully qualified system name FQSN (SPFILE.3607.864159439 in your case) that is placed by Oracle usually under DB_UNKNOWN. Any ASM alias in ASM storage is linked to such a FQSN(Fully Qualified System Name) file.

Dbvisit has functionality to create two types of spfiles:

  • A filesystem file in default OS location (ORACLE_HOME/dbs on UNIX).

  • An ASM alias under +DG/db_unique_name that will point to a FQSN file created by Oracle.

Donna Zehl December 24, 2014 04:07

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