How to Create a ACFS File System on 18c

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Create ACFS File System

First of all, make sure everything is ready on grid-level.

[root@primary01 ~]# su - grid
[grid@primary01 ~]$ crsctl check crs
[grid@primary01 ~]$ crsctl status resource -t

Create a Volume

In this case, We allocate 80GB for the new volume ORADATA1 from a ASM disk group, DATA.

[grid@primary01 ~]$ asmcmd volcreate -G data -s 80G oradata1

Check the Information of the New Volume

[grid@primary01 ~]$ asmcmd volinfo -G data oradata1
Diskgroup Name: DATA

         Volume Name: ORADATA1
         Volume Device: /dev/asm/oradata1-93
         State: ENABLED
         Size (MB): 81920
         Resize Unit (MB): 512
         Redundancy: UNPROT
         Stripe Columns: 8
         Stripe Width (K): 1024

Check the Physical Information of the New Volume

[grid@primary01 ~]$ fdisk -l /dev/asm/oradata1-93

Disk /dev/asm/oradata1-93: 85.9 GB, 85899345920 bytes, 167772160 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 1048576 bytes

Format the New Volume as ACFS

[grid@primary01 ~]$ /sbin/mkfs -t acfs /dev/asm/oradata1-93
mkfs.acfs: version                   =
mkfs.acfs: on-disk version           = 46.0
mkfs.acfs: volume                    = /dev/asm/oradata1-93
mkfs.acfs: volume size               = 85899345920  (  80.00 GB )
mkfs.acfs: Format complete.

Add a Mount Registry

[grid@primary01 ~]$ exit
[root@primary01 ~]# /sbin/acfsutil registry -a /dev/asm/oradata1-93 /u02/oradata1 -u oracle
acfsutil registry: mount point /u02/oradata1 successfully added to Oracle Registry

The above command is equivalent to the following commands.

[root@primary01 ~]# /u01/app/18.0.0/grid/bin/srvctl add filesystem -d /dev/asm/oradata1-93 -m /u02/oradata1 -u oracle -fstype ACFS -autostart ALWAYS
[root@primary01 ~]# /u01/app/18.0.0/grid/bin/srvctl start filesystem -d /dev/asm/oradata1-93

Check the Mount Point on All Nodes

[root@primary01 ~]# ll /u02
total 32
drwxrwxr-x 4 oracle dba 32768 Dec  6 19:15 oradata1

Verify the Persistence

Reboot all cluster servers to verify the persistence of this resource.

[root@primary01 ~]# init 6

We can use crsctl to check the status of this resource which is in this case.

[root@primary01 ~]# su - grid
[grid@primary01 ~]$ ll /u02
total 32
drwxr-xr-x 4 oracle oinstall 32768 Dec  6 19:25 oradata1
[grid@primary01 ~]$ crsctl status resource -t
Name           Target  State        Server                   State details
Local Resources
               ONLINE  ONLINE       primary01                mounted on /u02/orad
               ONLINE  ONLINE       primary02                mounted on /u02/orad

For more details, you may refer to the documentation: Creating an Oracle ACFS File System

A more convenient way to achieve our goal is to use ASMCA to create the new ACFS file system.

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