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ASM spfile in a disk group (Doc ID 1668455.1)

Last updated on JULY 30, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
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
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Starting with ASM version 11.2, the ASM spfile can be stored in an ASM disk group. Indeed, during a new ASM installation, the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) will place the ASM spfile in the disk group that gets created during the installation. This is true for both Oracle Restart (single instance environments) and Cluster installations. It should be noted that the first disk group created during the installation is the default spfile location, but not a requirement. The spfile can still be on a file system, in say $ORACLE_HOME/dbs directory.


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In this Document
 New ASMCMD commands
 ASM spfile in disk group DATA
 ASM spfile discovery
 ASM spfile alias block

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