COMPATIBLE.ASM disk group attribute is set to
11.2 or greater for a disk group, you can create, copy, or move an Oracle ASM SPFILE into the disk group.
For example, after upgrading an instance from Oracle ASM 11g Release 1 (11.1) to Oracle ASM 11g Release 2 (11.2), you could place the Oracle ASM SPFILE in a disk group that has
COMPATIBLE.ASM set to
11.2. For information about disk group compatibility attributes, see "Disk Group Compatibility".
In the following steps, assume an Oracle ASM 11g Release 2 (11.2) instance is using a PFILE stored in
$ORACLE_HOME/dbs/asmpfile.ora. You can use the SQL
SPFILE statement to create an SPFILE from a PFILE stored in a local or shared file system. If a PFILE does not exist, then it could be created with the SQL
$ sqlplus / as sysasm
11.2with the SQL
For example, create an Oracle ASM SPFILE from the existing
SQL> CREATE SPFILE = '+DATA/asmspfile.ora' FROM PFILE = '$ORACLE_HOME/dbs/asmpfile.ora';
SPFILE statement also updates the Grid Plug and Play (GPnP) profile. You can check the location of the Oracle ASM SPFILE in the GPnP profile with the ASMCMD
spget command. See "spget".