DBCA Does Not Let You Specify an ACFS Filesystem for the Flash Recovery Area (FRA) (Doc ID 1543516.1)

Last updated on APRIL 07, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.6 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.1 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

While using DBCA to create a new database, you try to enter an ACFS filesystem (for example, /u03) for the Fast Recovery Area (FRA), but it doesn't accept it.  Instead it gives you the message "Selected location "/u03" is on ASM Cluster File System (ACFS). ACFS location is not allowed as shared storage for cluster database. You should specify an ASM diskgroup or any other supported shared storage location."

The ACFS is set up correctly.

Note: In versions < 11.2.0.3.2 Grid Infrastructure Patch Set Update (GI PSU), you may see errors PRCR-1006, PRCD-1094, or PRCT-1129 instead of the message above.  This is because of <Bug 12594616>: AN ERROR OCCUR WHEN CHOOSE ACFS TO STORE THE DATAFILES DURING DBCA.

 

Changes

 Creating a new database with DBCA.

Cause

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