Re: 11.2: how to recover from corrupt ASM spfile?

From: Robert Bialek <>
Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2010 00:46:24 +0100
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Hi Andreas,
> # crsctl start crs
> ..
> CRS-2672: Attempting to start 'ora.asm' on 'rac11r2-1'
> ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
> CRS-2674: Start of 'ora.asm' on 'rac11r2-1' failed
> starting ASM manually with a pfile i saved earlier does not work, the instance terminates:
> Connected to an idle instance.
> SQL> startup nomount pfile='/tmp/a';
> ORA-03113: end-of-file on communication channel
> SQL> Disconnected

Try the following:
  1. Stop the cluster stack on all nodes with: crsctl stop crs -f
  2. Than start it only on one node in exclusive mode: crsctl start crs -excl crsctl check crs # OHAS and CSS should be online

SQL> startup pfile='YourASMPfileBackup'
SQL> create spfile='+DG' from pfile='YourASMPfileBackup'; crsctl stop crs -f

3. Start the cluster on all nodes


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