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How to move ASM spfile to a different disk group (Doc ID 1082943.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 18, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Relevance checked on 06-Aug-2014

Goal

The goal is to move ASM spfile from one disk group to another.

During initial ASM setup the spfile might have been created in a default disk group (e.g. <OLD_DG_NAME>).  The requirement is now to move the ASM spfile to another disk group.

NOTE: The ASM instance has to be restarted for this change to take effect. In a cluster environment, all ASM instances in the cluster have to be restarted and that can be done in a rolling fashion - one ASM instance at the time.

According to Oracle ASM documentation it should be possible to use 'asmcmd spmove' command to move ASM spfile:

Oracle <OLD_DG_NAME>base Storage Administrator's Guide 11g Release 2 (11.2)
Section ASMCMD Instance Management Commands

spmove

Purpose: Moves an Oracle ASM SPFILE from source to destination and automatically updates the GPnP profile.

But an attempt to move the ASM spfile fails as follows:



Solution

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