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Create SYS Directory in Oracle ASM

Julie Kurpa
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I would like to create a directory in ASM for our existing database.   I've successfully been able to create the directory I want however it tells me the directory is a user defined directory.   In displaying the directory in ASMCMD, I can see a N under the SYS column.  Whereas the other directories have a Y.  

Here is the command I've used to create the directory through ASM SQL:

ALTER DISKGROUP DATA ADD DIRECTORY '+DATA/DBNAME/PARAMETERFILE';

When displaying the directory struction through ASMCMD I see:

Type           Redund  Striped  Time             Sys  Name
                                                 Y    CONTROLFILE/
                                                 Y    DATAFILE/
                                                 Y    FLASHBACK/
                                                 Y    ONLINELOG/
                                                 N    PARAMETERFILE/
                                                 Y    TEMPFILE/

Notice the "N"?
How do I create a SYS defined directory?
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