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12c: Data Guard Physical Standby - Managing password files in a RAC Physical Standby (Doc ID 1984091.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 16, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 12.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema 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
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
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 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:

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.

IMPORTANT: The ASM diskgroup used to store the password files on the standby site MUST have it's COMPATIBLE.ASM attribute set to 12.1.



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