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

From: Ravi Gaur <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 22:04:50 -0500
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After getting tired of trying out different things, we thought to remove the database and ASM instance and recreate it. The remove database went fine but ASM removal is still a pain. We have an open SR with Oracle on this issue and a solution is still far sighted.
My colleague Charles Schultz has another thread on this forum on this issue titled "srvctl remove asm generates PRKS-1033 and CRS-0214"

Thanks for all your suggestions, however,

On 7/24/07, Alex Gorbachev <> wrote:
> So here is the logic - you ASM is up but dbca doesn't see it.
> If I recall correctly, it contacts ASM via listener so you want to make
> sure that your ASM instances are registered with listeners and have password
> file set/created. Perhaps, you could find sqlnet.log file created with
> connection error. Check that you have listener running and etc.
> 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.
> >
> --
> Alex Gorbachev, Oracle DBA Brewer, The Pythian Group
> BAAG party -

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