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Re: imp issue...very confusing!

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 12:13:18 -0400
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On 07/13/2004 12:00:39 PM, Janine Sisk wrote:
> When I have had this problem it has been because of LOB data. For
> reasons I cannot fathom, imp *always* puts LOB data into the same
> tablespace it came from (by name), no matter what you do with defaults
> or anything else. I only know of two ways to solve this: either let
> imp do it's thing and then move the data to the tablespace where it
> belongs, or use a script to modify the dump to change the name of the
> tablespace for the LOB data. Oracle strongly recommends against the
> latter but it has always worked for me. As always, your mileage may
> vary.

The other method is to pre-create the objects, with the correct storage and LOB storage parameters, and import with IGNORE=YEAH argument. There are many things that can extract DDL statements from the dumpster file, and Databee is the best among those things. Databee even works under Linux, using wine (or beer, if wine is not available).

Mladen Gogala
Oracle DBA
Wang Trading LLC
Tel: (203) 956-6826

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