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RAC on Windows: How to Replace Voting Disks "In Place" on the same ASM Diskgroup (Doc ID 2512916.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 01, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)


Following Windows patch application which included a reboot during which time the Oracle Clusterware was not brought down cleanly ahead of time, CRS will not start.

Specifically ora.ocssd fails to start in both nodes, with the following errors reported:



The voting disk files are visible on the server nodes.  Their headers even appear readable (as demonstrated using 'kfed read <device name>').  However, due to the fact that OCSSD itself will not come up, it is clear the voting disks are damaged or corrupted in some way.




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