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RE: dbca and ASM - resolved

From: Herring Dave - dherri <>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 17:26:04 -0500
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I finally got past this issue, with much thanks going to Pete and Rajeev!! The problem was an entry in /etc/oratab listing:


I had manually added that in the past, assuming it was necessary since the database had its entry with separate ones for each instance. See, I had to recreate the database due to corruption in SYSTEM and SYSAUX objects (found when attempting my first backup - long and very painful story). So this whole process worked fine for me a month ago, in between then and now I caused my own headache with the above entry.


David C. Herring, DBA | A c x i o m Delivery Center Organization

630-944-4762 office | 630-430-5988 wireless | 630-944-4989 fax

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Herring Dave - dherri
> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 2:20 PM
> To:
> Subject: dbca and ASM
> Folks,
> I'm trying to create a database on my RAC cluster with ASM. This is on
> and RHEL4 64bit. ASM is up and running on both nodes (only 2-
> node cluster) and I've got valid diskgroups in each. Checking crsstat it
> shows all services are up, as in ASM, LISTENER, gsd, ons, vip on both
> nodes.
> Now for creating a database. I thought dbca would be the way. But in the
> process, I believe step 7, I'm asked for the storage to use. I pick ASM,
> then "next". At this point I get the message: "DBCA could not startup the
> ASM instance configured on this node. To proceed with database creation
> using ASM you ...".
> I can't figure out why dbca can't see my ASM instance. I've tried setting
> ORACLE_SID=, ORACLE_SID=+ASM, ORACLE_SID=+ASM1 (local instance on this
> server of ASM), all run out of $ORACLE_HOME/bin, not $ORA_ASM_HOME/bin.
> Each try gives me the same error.
> Any clue how to get dbca see your existing ASM instances? Is there any
> way to find out what exactly is failing behind the scenes? I've set
> tracing for dbca (-DTRACING.ENABLED=true -DTRACING.LEVEL=2 in the last
> line of dbca), but that doesn't output anything after first starting up.
> Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks.
> Dave
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