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Oracle Restart on Windows: How to Reinstall GI + RDBMS Software Keeping the ASM Disk Groups in a Grid Infrastructure Standalone Environment (Doc ID 1471405.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 22, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

Goal

 There might be situations (for example:  when there is a need to switch software install owners) where you have to reinstall the Oracle Restart (GI +RDBMS) Software completely and not only to deconfigure and reconfigure. This document describes the procedure for reinstalling Oracle Grid Infrastructure and RDBMS software whilst maintaining your ASM diskgroups - thus - reinstalling Oracle software without disturbing data.  At present, the process of reinstalling Grid Infrastructure requires a fresh / clean / temporary / small shared disk that will be configured during install as an ASM disk that will house the ASM instance spfile.

Solution

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