DBCA Does Not Delete Files On ASM When Deleting RAC Database

(Doc ID 1558004.1)

Last updated on MAY 22, 2018

Applies to:

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


You are deleting a RAC database using DBCA. The GUI gives impression of successful delete of the database.

DBCA log shows

The data files for database with DB_NAME "RACDGDUP" could not be determined because the database could not be started. Do you want to delete the database anyway


ORA-1031: insufficient privileges


ORA-01586: database must be mounted EXCLUSIVE and not open for this operation


You see the files exist using ASMCMD.


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