Starting Database Using Spfile Located on ASM Fails With ORA-01078, ORA-01565, ORA-17503 Errors (Doc ID 1553901.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 Starting up a database with spfile located on ASM storage fails with:

ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
ORA-01565: error in identifying file '+ORCL_DATA/ORCL/spfileORCL.ora'
ORA-17503: ksfdopn:2 Failed to open file +ORCL_DATA/ORCL/spfileORCL.ora
ORA-15056: additional error message

Starting the database with pfile works fine

Changes

New Spfile is created in New/Another ASM diskgroup.

spfile is created from pfile and the location specified is new/another ASM diskgroup

eg:

CREATE SPFILE='+DATA/ORCL/orclspfile.ora' FROM PFILE='$ORACLE_HOME/dbs/initorcl.ora'; 

Cause

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