Oracleasm deletedisk failed Unable to clear disk

I’ve deleted disk from ASM diskgroup:

ALTER DISKGROUP DATA01 DROP DISK DISK6;

After it finished dropping the disk and all extents were moved to the remaining disks, I tried to delete disk from the ASM library and return it to the system:

oracleasm deletedisk -v DISK6

Clearing disk header: oracleasm-write-label: Unable to open device "/dev/oracleasm/disks/DISK6": Device or resource busy
failed
Unable to clear disk "DISK6"

The reason is that oracle leaves the disk open even after removing it from the diskgroup.

There are two solutions:________________________________________________

1. One for  24/7 databases:

–Find the device name

[root@r2n1 ~]# blkid |grep oracleasm

/dev/sdd1: LABEL="DISK6" TYPE="oracleasm"

–Clear the device header manually

Make sure, you use the right device name. If you specify wrong device name, the operation is unrecoverable.

su –

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdd1 bs=1024 count=100

or

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/oracleasm/disks/DISK6 bs=1024 count=100

If you have RAC system , run dd on all nodes.

Another solution:

1. Reboot the server

# reboot

Or

Restart database instance and CRS services

–Shutdown database

$ export ORACE_SID=orcl
$ export ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/db_1
$ sqlplus / as sysdba
SQL> shutdown immediate;

–Shutdown CRS services

./crsctl stop crs

–Start CRS services

./crsctl start crs

–Start database

$ export ORACE_SID=orcl
$ export ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/db_1
$ sqlplus / as sysdba
SQL> startup;

2. Then delete the disk.

oracleasm deletedisk -v DISK6

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