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ORA-15041 IN A DISKGROUP ALTHOUGH FREE_MB REPORTS SUFFICIENT SPACE (Doc ID 460155.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 05, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 10.1 to 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud 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
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

ORA-15041 is the most common space error reported when disk free space is not sufficient 
to complete file allocation request. Due to imbalanced space distribution, ORA-15041 can still
be encountered although ASM views reports sufficient free space. This article is intended to 
help the reader to understand the most common reasons for ORA-15041 error although sufficient 
free space is reported in ASM views.
Error:  ORA-15041  (ORA-15041) 
Text:   diskgroup space exhausted  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
Cause:  The diskgroup ran out of space.  
Action: Add more disks to the diskgroup, or delete some existing files.  

Scope

This article is intended to help the reader to understand the most common reasons 
for ORA-15041 error in ASM diskgroups.

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 Capacity of disks within ASM diskgroup are different
 ASM instance is shutdowned normal/immediate before a rebalance is completed
 Disk is DROPPING / HUNG state
 After an add disk command the rebalance is still in place
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