ORA-15018 diskgroup can not be created, ORA-15030 it is in use by another diskgroup (Doc ID 332497.1)

Last updated on MAY 26, 2009

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.1.0.2 to 10.1.0.5
Linux x86

Symptoms

1) You are unable create a new ASM Diskgroup using an old diskgroup name due to the next errors:

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ORA-15018  diskgroup can not be created

ORA-15030 diskgroup namedgrp1 is in use by another diskgroup

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2) The ASM metadata associated with that diskgroup still resides in the raw devices.

Cause

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