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Re: DBCA error while creating a 2nd database on RAC cluster

From: Rajeev Prabhakar <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 12:49:47 -0400
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Hello Ravi

Did you try the debug mode to get more details. I have pasted the relevant portion from the 10g manual.

*Enabling Tracing for Java-Based Tools and Utilities in Real Application Clusters* All of the Java-based tools and utilities available in RAC are invoked by executing scripts of the same name as the tool or utility. This includes the Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA), the Net Configuration Assistant (NetCA), the Virtual Internet Protocol Configuration Assistant (VIPCA), Service Control (SRVCTL), and the Global Services Daemon (GSD). For example to run the DBCA, enter the command dbca.

To enable additional debugging information, edit the command file (such as dbca in this example) and add the following parameters to the $JRE_DIR/bin/jre command line:


For example, the file $ORACLE_HOME/bin/dbca contains the line:

$JRE_DIR/bin/jre -DORACLE_HOME=$OH -DJDBC_PROTOCOL=thin -mx64  -classpath $CLASSPATH oracle.sysman.dbca.Dbca $ARGUMENTS

Change this line to:

$JRE_DIR/bin/jre -DORACLE_HOME=$OH -DTRACING.ENABLED=true  -DTRACING.LEVEL=2 -DJDBC_PROTOCOL=thin -mx64 -classpath $CLASSPATH oracle.sysman.dbca.Dbca $ARGUMENTS

When you run the DBCA, trace information will record in the DBCA log file.


On 7/23/07, Ravi Gaur <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> We've a 2-node RAC cluster with a database up and running using ASM and
> we're trying to add another database to the cluster via DBCA. It shows up a
> popup with the following message at the "storage options" screen in dbca --
> DBCA could not start ASM instance configured on this node. To proceed with
> database creation using ASM you need the ASM instance to be up and running.
> Do you want to recreate the ASM instance on this node?
> The OS is Linux4 and the database is ASM is seen OK from sqlplus
> and EM finds it healthy. I've an SR open with Oracle but I suspect it will
> take longer to diagnose the issue and thought if anyone had any tips etc to
> check. We're not getting any hits on Google and/or metalink.
> TIA,
> - Ravi Gaur
> Lead Systems DBA
> Univ of IL.

Received on Mon Jul 23 2007 - 11:49:47 CDT

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