After installing oracle 12c cluster , accidently password file deleted. we found below error in
"ORA-17503: ksfdopn:2 Failed to open file +DATA/orapwasm
ORA-15173: entry 'orapwasm' does not exist in directory '/'
ORA-06512: at line 4"
Cause: password file is missing.
In Oracle 12c, passwordfile will store in ASM diskgroup. Prior to 12c, each asm instance have its own password file in the respective GRID_HOME/dbs location. Now all ASM instance will use common password file,preferably VOTE disk diskgroup .
In our case votedisk is stored in +DATA diskgroup.
we have to create the password file.
Login to any asm instance
#su - grid
$orapwd file=orapwASM password=oracle force=y asm=y
Issue is resovled.
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