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Martin Klier

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Oracle Grid Infrastructure / ASM – ERROR: failed to update diskgroup resource ora.DATA.dg

Recently, when installing a database on a grid infrastructure, dbca failed with the message that it wasn’t able to establish the dependency between the database and the corresponding grid infrastructure resource of the DATA ASM disk group I was using for my data files. Its name would have been “ora.DATA.dg”. (ERROR: failed to establish dependency […]

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Upgrading Oracle Clusterware: [INS-40406] The installer detects no existing Oracle Grid Infrastructure software on the system

Upgrading Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11.2 (it’s just another marketing name for the Oracle Clusterware, formerly known as Cluster Ready Services CRS) usually is easy: The runInstaller offers an upgrade mode, and discovers nodes and versions without further effort. But what, if not? The message will be “[INS-40406] The installer detects no existing Oracle Grid Infrastructure […]

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Oracle Clusterware 11.2: ASM crashes at startup

These days, a customer’s Oracle Clusterware (2 nodes) crashed one ASM instance at every startup. More Facts: It was not possible to start it manually, too. The CSSD was running. For obvious reasons, CRSD did not start. The other ASM instance in the cluster recognized CLUSTER RECONFIGURATION for a short period of time. The ASM […]

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Oracle ASM / CloudFS licensing policy

Sad to see, at least from June 1st 2011 the new Grid Infrastructure ASM features “ACFS” (ASM cluster file system) and “ADVM” (ASM dynamic volume manager) are now licensed as “Cluster FIle System” (ClusterFS). As far as I can see from the Technology Global Price List, it’s US$ 5000 per CPU, US$ 1100 perpetual. Alternatively, […]

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Oracle ASM quote of the week

Please, do yourself a favour and NEVER EVER use ASM on Windows! “Dear Sir, obviously I forgot to put a file system on drives E:, F: and G: of the DB machine. I did this now, and hope you excuse the delay. Best regards John Doe Windows Server Administrator” /* no comment */ Martin […]

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Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11gR2: How to clean up to repeat root.sh

To clean up a tilted installation of Oracle Grid Infrastructure isn’t that intuitive. I had to do it today, and this is my collection what to do and what to read. It’s made for repeating root.sh, that’s not allowed to run twice or more times without cleaning up in between. So first have a look […]

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DOAG Konferenz 2009: Impressions Day 3 (final)

Thursday 19th was the last day of DOAG Confernce 2009. Compared with the second day, the program was much more dense: For my (DBA) profile there have been several hours, where more that one talk would have been appropriate. This list is, what I collected during the day. […]

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DOAG Konferenz 2009: Impressions Day 2

As promised, today my impressions of yesterday (confusing, I know). Clarification: This is about Wednesday, November 18th. I’m still at DOAG Conference 2009 in Nuremberg. Wednesday was a silent day for my interests, especially at noon there have been less talks being of interest, but maybe they have done something for my general knowledge… So […]

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