asmcmd pwcopy password file into ‘DB_UNKNOWN’ directory

When trying to copy password file of primary databases for standby database, unfortunately the password file was located into a directory called “DB_UNKNOWN”.

$ asmcmd pwcopy /tmp/orapwTESTDB +DATAC1/TESTDB/PASSWORD/
copying /tmp/orapwTESTDB -> +DATAC1/TESTDB/PASSWORD/orapwTESTDB
$ asmcmd
ASMCMD> ls -lt
Type      Redund  Striped  Time             Sys  Name
PASSWORD  HIGH    COARSE   JUL 16 14:00:00  Y    pwdtestdb.372.1078064659
PASSWORD  HIGH    COARSE   JUL 16 17:00:00  N    orapwtestdb => +DATAC1/DB_UNKNOWN/PASSWORD/pwddb_unknown.266.1078077567


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Finally you need modify the database configuration to use the new password file:

$ srvctl modify database -d TESTDB  -pwfile +DATAC1/TESTDB/PASSWORD/pwdtestdb.372.1078078773

Asmcmd Pwcopy With PRCD-1163 PRCR-1071 CRS-0245 ASMCMD-9453

After standby database rebuilt, then trying to copy database password file from primary to standby ASM disk, the below errors occurred:

ASMCMD> pwcopy --dbuniquename RACTEST '/tmp/orapwractest' '+DATA/RACTEST/orapwractest'
copying /tmp/orapwractest -> +DATA/RACTEST/orapwractest
PRCD-1163 : Failed to modify database RACTEST
PRCR-1071 : Failed to register or update resource ora.ractest.db
CRS-0245: User doesn't have enough privilege to perform the operation
ASMCMD-9453: failed to register password file as a CRS resource

The password file was copied to ASM diskgroup ‘+DATA’ successfully, but the configuring  of database failed .


Rerun the same command without “–dbuniquename RACTEST” option.

ASMCMD> pwcopy /tmp/orapwractest +DATA/RACTEST/orapwractest
copying /tmp/orapwractest -> +DATA/RACTEST/orapwractest

Then use ‘srvctl’ to re-configure database as user ‘oracle’ if needed:

$srvctl modify database -d RACTEST -pwfile '+DATA/RACTEST/orapwractest';

$srvctl config database -d RACTEST