12c: Data Guard Physical Standby - Managing password files in a RAC Physical Standby
(Doc ID 1984091.1)
Last updated on APRIL 13, 2021
Applies to:Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199 [Release 12.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
During the creation of a standby database or after having altered the password for any user granted the SYSDBA,SYSOPER or SYSDG privileges the password file must be copied from the primary site to the standby site.
The Oracle Database Enterprise Edition 220.127.116.11 and above can now store password files in ASM diskgroups. By default if dbca is used to create a RAC database, the password file is created in an ASM diskgroup on the Primary site.
The documentation states that the password file must be copied from the Primary to the Standby sites:
Oracle Data Guard Configurations and Broker Configurations
This HOW TO details the procedure and commands for copying the password file from the Primary site to the standby site when these password files are held in an ASM diskgroup.
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