From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:47:31 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <ke9qj1$5j8$>

On Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:06:35 -0800, joel garry wrote:

> On Jan 29, 12:22 pm, Mladen Gogala <> wrote:

>> Oracle 11G no longer uses this variable to look for the password file.
>> Has anyone else noticed that? I haven't tried with
>> --

> It's still in the docs:
> Are you on Windows?
> There is a mention of an unpublished bug in WIN: Checklist for Resolving
> CONNECT AS SYSDBA Issues [ID 114384.1] but that article does say
> specific to Version to on 32-bit.
> jg

No, I was trying to move the password file to +DGDATA/<dbname>/ orapw<dbname>. The database is I was able to copy the file using the new feature in asmcmd which allows copying to and from file system, but setting ORA_PWFILE didn't help.
Password file is used when the instance is down, to do nasty things like a cold backup. I am now convinced that the problem is in the nature of the file location. +DGDATA is an ASM disk group.

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