12c: Data Guard Physical Standby - Managing password files in a RAC Physical Standby
Last updated on JANUARY 11, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199 [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 188.8.131.52 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.
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