Thank you Michael, alert.log was recreated. From: Michael McMullen [mailto:ganstadba@xxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 11:14 AM To: Igor Polishchuk; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: ASM alert.log is missing Log in as sys and run Alter database backup controlfile to trace; It will return an error but if the alert.log is missing it should recreate. The information contained in this E-mail message is intended for the personal and confidential use of the designated recipient(s) named above. This message and all communication contained herein is privileged and confidential. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or an agent responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this E-mail message in error, and that any review, dissemination, distribution or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify MTD PRODUCTS INC immediately by calling (330) 225-2600.