Oracle Error ORA-15201: disk string contains a valid RDBMS file

Oracle Error Message

ORA-15201: disk string contains a valid RDBMS file

Reason for the Error

A disk specified in a CREATE DISKGROUP or ALTER DISKGROUP … ADD DISK command appeared to contain a file from an existing database. By default, ASM will not allow a diskgroup to be created using this disk, as a safeguard against damaging an existing database.

Solution

Check that the ASM disk specification is correct. Otherwise, when storage from a defunct database is reused as part of an ASM diskgroup, specify the FORCE option to the ASM SQL command.