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Manual Rebalance during ASM disk drop operation (Doc ID 1912225.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

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


Need to replace FRA disk to increase the capacity of the disk group .FRA diskgroup is created as EXTERNAL redundancy.

During the rebalance operation  the 2nd node of the cluster went down and  the entries in v$asm_operation were gone immediately

SQL> alter diskgroup fra drop disk 'FRA1' add disk 'ORCL:FRA3';

From ASM alert log:

Shutting down instance: further logons disabled
Tue Jul 1 14:32:33 2014
Shutting down instance (immediate)
License high water mark = 8
Tue Jul 1 14:32:33 2014
Tue Jul 1 14:32:33 2014
ERROR: ORA-1013 thrown in ARB0 for group number 3
Tue Jul 1 14:32:33 2014
Errors in file /u01/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/asm_1/admin/+ASM/bdump/+asm1_arb0_16234.trc:
ORA-01013: user requested cancel of current operation
Tue Jul 1 14:32:33 2014
NOTE: stopping process ARB0


When the server restarted,v$asm_disk shows that :
 SQL> select mount_status, header_status,state,library from v$asm_disk where name = 'FRA1';

------- ------------ -------- ----------------------------------------------------------------
CACHED  MEMBER       DROPPING ASM Library - Generic Linux, version 2.0.4 (KABI_V2) ===========>State is dropping

That’s where it left just when the instance went down.

Any attempt to run again "drop disk" command will fail, as expected, since the disk is in DROPPING state

SQL> alter diskgroup fra drop disk 'fra1';
alter diskgroup fra drop disk 'fra1'
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-15032: not all alterations performed
ORA-15071: ASM disk "FRA1" is already being dropped




 Server got rebooted unexpectedly


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