I face wiht this issue when try to add standby file on standalone 11.2.0.1 database with ASM on AIX operating system:

Symptoms:

SQL> ALTER DATABASE ADD STANDBY LOGFILE GROUP 4 size 5G;
ALTER DATABASE ADD STANDBY LOGFILE GROUP 4 size 5G
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ERROR at line 1:
ORA-02236: invalid file name

SQL> show parameter DB_CREATE_FILE_DEST

NAME                                                   TYPE                         VALUE
———————————— ———– ——————————
db_create_file_dest                     string

Solution:

SQL> alter database add standby logfile size 5G;

Database altered.