Orphan ASM File Cleanup Script

Hi all,

So I got asked by a client to perform a checking on ASM for orphan files, as they have some frequent create/drop database on this environment, as being a development env.

Also, lots of databases shared the same data diskgroup, so I had to work this out for all databases and also for possible inexistent databases.

Some basic approaches I raised:

1) Locating uncatalloged files in ASM per database.
– Source: https://oraganism.wordpress.com/2012/09/09/orphaned-files-in-asm/
– This approach assumes the files on ASM uncatalogged to any database are the Orphaned ones. Which is a fair assumption.
– But I understand that files can be catalloged and unmonted, which would brake this approach.

2) Listing files in ASM but not in database (v$datafile, v$datafile_copy, v$controlfile, v$tempfile, v$logfile) by database.
– Source: https://oracledba.blogspot.com/2018/11/orphaned-files-in-asm.html
– This seems a fair assumption. Would need to be ran from each database.
– There is not guarantee if this is working properly or not.
– Not clear also if PDB files are included.
– There is another similar one: https://dbaliveblog.wordpress.com/asm-orphaned-file-identification-script/
– Also this one: https://anjo.pt/wp/keyword-oracle/2013/02/26/find-orphan-asm-files/

3) MOS: Query That Can Be Used to Find Orphaned Datafiles on a 12c ASM Instance (Doc ID 2228573.1)
– From MOS, seems the most recommended approach.
– Attention point: PDB$SEED may not be shown as per: PDB$SEED Datafiles Not Appear In CDB_DATA_FILES (Doc ID 1940806.1)
— On 12.1.0.2, recommended to use “EXCLUDE_SEED_CDB_VIEW”. To check if it can be done on session level.

I downloaded and ran referred script on MOS Script to report the list of files stored in ASM and CURRENTLY NOT OPENED (Doc ID 552082.1) on the environment.
But the results didn’t sound correct.

After a while, I ended up building my own script based on all mentioned approaches and it worked very fine.

After approved I dropped all the listed files, freed a several TBs of space and no database affected. So I’d assume it as correct and would really recommend it for you.

So what did I used:

SQL to Check ASM Space per Database:

set pages 350 timing on
col gname form a10
col dbname form a10
col file_type form a16
break on gname skip 2 on dbname skip 1
compute sum label total_db of gb on dbname
compute sum label total_diskg of gb on gname  
SELECT
    gname,
    dbname,
    file_type,
    round(SUM(space)/1024/1024) mb,
    round(SUM(space)/1024/1024/1024) gb,
    COUNT(*) "#FILES"
FROM
    (
        SELECT
            gname,
            regexp_substr(full_alias_path, '[[:alnum:]_]*',1,4) dbname,
            file_type,
            space,
            aname,
            system_created,
            alias_directory
        FROM
            (
                SELECT
                    concat('+'||gname, sys_connect_by_path(aname, '/')) full_alias_path,
                    system_created,
                    alias_directory,
                    file_type,
                    space,
                    level,
                    gname,
                    aname
                FROM
                    (
                        SELECT
                            b.name            gname,
                            a.parent_index    pindex,
                            a.name            aname,
                            a.reference_index rindex ,
                            a.system_created,
                            a.alias_directory,
                            c.type file_type,
                            c.space
                        FROM
                            v$asm_alias a,
                            v$asm_diskgroup b,
                            v$asm_file c
                        WHERE
                            a.group_number = b.group_number
                        AND a.group_number = c.group_number(+)
                        AND a.file_number = c.file_number(+)
                        AND a.file_incarnation = c.incarnation(+) ) START WITH (mod(pindex, power(2, 24))) = 0
                AND rindex IN
                    (
                        SELECT
                            a.reference_index
                        FROM
                            v$asm_alias a,
                            v$asm_diskgroup b
                        WHERE
                            a.group_number = b.group_number
                        AND (
                                mod(a.parent_index, power(2, 24))) = 0
                    ) CONNECT BY prior rindex = pindex )
        WHERE
            NOT file_type IS NULL
            and system_created = 'Y' )
GROUP BY
    gname,
    dbname,
    file_type
ORDER BY
    gname,
    dbname,
    file_type
/

Expected Output:

SQL> @asm_sizebydb

GNAME	   DBNAME     FILE_TYPE 	       MB	  GB	 #FILES
---------- ---------- ---------------- ---------- ---------- ----------
DATAC1	   DATABSE1   CONTROLFILE	     2316	   2	      1
		      DATAFILE		  7620756	7442	     49
		      DATAGUARDCONFIG	       16	   0	      2
		      ONLINELOG 	    82536	  81	     14
		      PARAMETERFILE		8	   0	      1
	   **********				  ----------
	   total_db					7525

	   DATABSE2   CONTROLFILE	      492	   0	      1
		      DATAFILE		  3081604	3009	     47
		      ONLINELOG 	      416	   0	      4
		      PARAMETERFILE	       16	   0	      2
		      PASSWORD			0	   0	      2
		      TEMPFILE		    83372	  81	      3
	   **********				  ----------
	   total_db					3090

	   DATABSE3   CONTROLFILE	      588	   1	      1
		      DATAFILE		  1430712	1397	      8
		      DATAGUARDCONFIG	       16	   0	      2
		      ONLINELOG 	   147816	 144	     18
		      PARAMETERFILE		8	   0	      1
	   **********				  ----------
	   total_db					1542
[...]

**********					  ----------
total_disk					       76868

SQL To list Orphan files per Database:

SET VERIFY OFF
SET LINESIZE 200
SET SERVEROUTPUT ON
SET PAGESIZE 50000

DECLARE
   cmd   CLOB;
BEGIN
   FOR c IN (SELECT name Diskgroup
               FROM V$ASM_DISKGROUP)
   LOOP
      FOR l
         IN (SELECT 'rm ' || files files
               FROM
                    (SELECT '+' || c.Diskgroup || files files, TYPE
                       FROM (    SELECT UPPER
                                        (
                                           SYS_CONNECT_BY_PATH (aa.name, '/')
                                        )
                                           files
                                      , aa.reference_index
                                      , b.TYPE
                                   FROM (SELECT file_number
                                              , alias_directory
                                              , name
                                              , reference_index
                                              , parent_index
                                           FROM v$asm_alias) aa
                                      , (SELECT parent_index
                                           FROM (SELECT parent_index
                                                   FROM v$asm_alias
                                                  WHERE     group_number =
                                                               (SELECT group_number
                                                                  FROM v$asm_diskgroup
                                                                 WHERE name =
                                                                          c.Diskgroup)
                                                        AND alias_index = 0)) a
                                      , (SELECT file_number, TYPE
                                           FROM (SELECT file_number, TYPE
                                                   FROM v$asm_file
                                                  WHERE group_number =
                                                           (SELECT group_number
                                                              FROM v$asm_diskgroup
                                                             WHERE name =
                                                                      c.Diskgroup)))
                                        b
                                  WHERE     aa.file_number = b.file_number(+)
                                        AND aa.alias_directory = 'N'
                                        AND b.TYPE IN
                                               ('DATAFILE'
                                              , 'ONLINELOG'
                                              , 'CONTROLFILE'
                                              , 'TEMPFILE')
                             START WITH aa.PARENT_INDEX = a.parent_index
                             CONNECT BY PRIOR aa.reference_index =
                                           aa.parent_index)
                      WHERE SUBSTR
                            (
                               files
                             , INSTR (files, '/', 1, 1)
                             ,   INSTR (files, '/', 1, 2)
                               - INSTR (files, '/', 1, 1)
                               + 1
                            ) =
                               (SELECT dbname
                                  FROM (SELECT    '/'
                                               || UPPER (db_unique_name)
                                               || '/'
                                                  dbname
                                          FROM v$database))
                     MINUS
                     (SELECT UPPER (name) files, 'DATAFILE' TYPE
                        FROM v$datafile
                      UNION ALL
                      SELECT UPPER (name) files, 'TEMPFILE' TYPE
                        FROM v$tempfile
                      UNION ALL
                      SELECT UPPER (name) files, 'CONTROLFILE' TYPE
                        FROM v$controlfile
                       WHERE name LIKE '+' || c.Diskgroup || '%'
                      UNION ALL
                      SELECT UPPER (name), 'CONTROLFILE' TYPE
                        FROM v$datafile_copy
                       WHERE deleted = 'NO'
                      UNION ALL
                      SELECT UPPER (MEMBER) files, 'ONLINELOG' TYPE
                        FROM v$logfile
                       WHERE MEMBER LIKE '+' || c.Diskgroup || '%')))
      LOOP
         DBMS_OUTPUT.put_line (l.files);
      END LOOP;
   END LOOP;
END;
/

Expected Output:

rm +DATA/XPTODB/CONTROLFILE/CURRENT.4928.955985765
rm +DATA/XPTODB/CONTROLFILE/CURRENT.4934.955986589
rm +DATA/XPTODB/CONTROLFILE/CURRENT.4962.955998825
rm +DATA/XPTODB/CONTROLFILE/CURRENT.5063.956480113
rm +DATA/XPTODB/CONTROLFILE/CURRENT.6374.955984145
rm +DATA/XPTODB/CONTROLFILE/CURRENT.7547.955968953
rm +DATA/XPTODB/DATAFILE/TBSEXEMPLE.4936.955985803
rm +DATA/XPTODB/DATAFILE/TBSEXEMPLE.4966.955998847
rm +DATA/XPTODB/DATAFILE/TBSEXEMPLE.7540.955968995
rm +DATA/XPTODB/DATAFILE/TBSEXEMPLE.7574.955984177
rm +DATA/XPTODB/DATAFILE/TBSEXEMPLE.4937.955985803
rm +DATA/XPTODB/DATAFILE/TBSEXEMPLE.4967.955998847
rm +DATA/XPTODB/DATAFILE/TBSEXEMPLE.7542.955968995
rm +DATA/XPTODB/DATAFILE/TBSEXEMPLE.7558.955984177
rm +DATA/XPTODB/DATAFILE/SYSAUX.4935.955986599
rm +DATA/XPTODB/DATAFILE/SYSAUX.4963.955998847
rm +DATA/XPTODB/DATAFILE/SYSAUX.6286.955984161
rm +DATA/XPTODB/DATAFILE/SYSAUX.7544.955968963
rm +DATA/XPTODB/DATAFILE/SYSTEM.4930.955986599
rm +DATA/XPTODB/DATAFILE/SYSTEM.4964.955998847
rm +DATA/XPTODB/DATAFILE/SYSTEM.7536.955968965

To run this for all databases on server (RAC Databases):

export ORAENV_ASK=NO
for DBSID in `ps -ef | grep ora_pmon | grep -v grep | awk -F_ '{ print $3}'` 
do
echo "######" ${DBSID}
export ORACLE_SID=${DBSID}
. oraenv
sqlplus / as sysdba
@script.sql
exit
done

Hope it helps you!

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