Well, there are errors written to a trace file. What did it say there? ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Johan Muller Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 6:13 PM To: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: ASM instance will not open HELP! From the alert log (rac 2 node cluster on solaris with shared raw device): Wed Jul 26 16:43:15 2006 Errors in file /u01/app/oracle/admin/rac1db/udump/rac1db1_ora_6522.trc: ORA-19504: failed to create file "+ORA_DATA/rac1db/1_244_571764559.dbf" ORA-17502: ksfdcre:4 Failed to create file +ORA_DATA/rac1db/1_244_571764559.dbf It seems to be at the point where the archiver is stuck; I need to add a disk to the archive diskgroup but the instance will not open. Wed Jul 26 16:43:15 2006 ARCH: Error 19504 Creating archive log file to '+ORA_DATA/rac1db/1_244_571764559.dbf' Reconfiguration complete Wed Jul 26 16:43:15 2006 ARCH: Failed to archive thread 1 sequence 244 (19504) Wed Jul 26 16:43:15 2006 Errors in file /u01/app/oracle/admin/rac1db/udump/rac1db1_ora_6522.trc: ORA-16038: log 2 sequence# 244 cannot be archived ORA-19504: failed to create file "" ORA-00312: online log 2 thread 1: '+ORA_DATA/rac1db/onlinelog/group_2.258.571764567' USER: terminating instance due to error 16038 Wed Jul 26 16:43:15 2006 Errors in file /u01/app/oracle/admin/rac1db/bdump/rac1db1_lms0_6087.trc: ORA-16038: log sequence# cannot be archived Wed Jul 26 16:43:15 2006 Errors in file /u01/app/oracle/admin/rac1db/bdump/rac1db1_lmd0_6082.trc: ORA-16038: log sequence# cannot be archived Wed Jul 26 16:43:15 2006 Errors in file /u01/app/oracle/admin/rac1db/bdump/rac1db1_pmon_6063.trc: ORA-16038: log sequence# cannot be archived Wed Jul 26 16:43:15 2006 System state dump is made for local instance System State dumped to trace file /u01/app/oracle/admin/rac1db/bdump/rac1db1_diag_6065.trc Wed Jul 26 16:43:16 2006 Trace dumping is performing id=[cdmp_20060726164315] Wed Jul 26 16:43:21 2006 Instance terminated by USER, pid = 6522 I have searched high and low but no obvious answers - any ideas how to work around/out of this mess This electronic message transmission is a PRIVATE communication which contains information which may be confidential or privileged. The information is intended to be for the use of the individual or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient, please be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of this information is prohibited. Please notify the sender of the delivery error by replying to this message, or notify us by telephone (877-633-2436, ext. 0), and then delete it from your system.