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Export import method [message #518002] Sun, 31 July 2011 01:46 Go to next message
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I am using Oracle version and UNIX-Hp OS.

Can somebody advice as which export/import method should i use when i am
told to do export/import... like table level, tablespace level ,full database level, schema level?

1.Datapump or
2.Traditional export/ import ?

Thank you

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Re: Export import method [message #518006 is a reply to message #518002] Sun, 31 July 2011 03:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Datapump is advanced version of "traditional" export and import utilities. Basically, I guess that you should use datapump nowadays. There are cases when you use "traditional" exp/imp. For example, your DBA is absent, you don't have required privileges to create a DIRECTORY object and thus are unable to use datapump. Or, you are exporting a small table just to move it over to your XE database at home - EXP will do that just fine.

Datapump offers variety of advanced options. I guess you should read documentation about both utilities, know the differences and use the one you find the most appropriate. I don't know about the others, but I use both of them, depending on occasion.
Re: Export import method [message #518009 is a reply to message #518006] Sun, 31 July 2011 04:55 Go to previous message
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In addition, here's the link to the tools: Database Utilities.

You can start with a brief introduction in our wiki: export datapump.

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