How To Reclaim Asm Disk Space?

(Doc ID 351866.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 01, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 12-Jan-2010***


You have a couple of 2 node RAC databases.

To test your backup strategy, you set up a backup using ASM storage.

Your archiving is also using ASM.

You noticed that after the archives are deleted, the ASM space is not released. 

You also deleted the test database, but the ASM space is not released.

Now you need to delete the backup files and archivelogs.  All of these files are on ASM.

How can you do that?


Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms