Regarding Partitioning (Import A perticular Partition)

From: Desai, Bhavik \(MLITS\) <>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 18:29:03 +0530
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Hi All,

I am asked to export a partition table containing 2000 to 2008 yr partitions (12 partitions-monthly). With DEFAULT partition. (9999) Once export backup is created, I need to drop 2007 (12) partitions. Once dropped, I need to import only 2007 partitions (12) {to check restore operation}

I tried it and got following issues

  1. Before importing partitions, I need to manually create 2007 partitions (ddl)
  2. If DEFAULT partition exists, then It will not allow me to create 2007 partitions. Hence I need to drop DEFAULT partition as well.
  3. Then do the import (2007 partitions)
  4. And finally import 2007 partitions.

I don't like this approach as , extracting ddls for all 2007 partitions + dropping default + import + add default seems very time cosuming.

Is there any alternative to this?

Intention is to :

  1. Reclaim space by dropping all 2007 partitions
  2. Have adequate backup of 2007 partitions that can be used to restore if anything goes wrong.

Bhavik A.Desai

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