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Can Only Use sqlplus To Startup ASM But Not With svrctl Start ASM (Doc ID 811207.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 24, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
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ASM will not start when host gets rebooted.
can only use sqlplus to start +ASM instance, but not with "srvctl start".

The error shows it can't identify file '/dev/raw/raw3', which used to be the spfile.

show parameter spfile now points to
SQL> show parameter spfile;

------------------------------------ ----------- ------------------------------
spfile string /u01/app/oracle/product/10.2.0

Getting the following errors when starting ASM with srvctl.

xxxx.ASM1.asm:SQL> ORA-01565: error in identifying file '/dev/raw/raw3'
xxxx.ASM1.asm:ORA-27037: unable to obtain file status
xxxx.ASM1.asm:Linux-x86_64 Error: 2: No such file or directory
xxxx.ASM1.asm:Additional information: 3
xxxx.ASM1.asm:ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
xxxx.ASM1.asm:SQL> Disconnected


Migrated ASM DG, OCR, vote disk and spfile from RAW to NFS. and NFS files are also managed by ASM now.


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