Re: datapump export to pipe

From: Robert Freeman <>
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 13:50:19 -0700 (PDT)
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exp/imp never offered compression. You can use expdp/impdp without using compression and not have to buy any additional licensing...


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  • Original Message ---- From: Rich Jesse <> To: Sent: Tue, October 6, 2009 7:46:43 AM Subject: Re: datapump export to pipe

True. And I think it's reprehensible for Oracle Corp to take this functionality away when moving from exp to dp, and then turn around and charge extra for it in the next version. But I digress...

One alternative may be to use a filesystem's internal compression, perhaps JFS or ZFS. For example, creating a new volume specifically for datapump exports, initializing it with a compression-enabled filessystem, and using that to store datapump exports.

I haven't tried this. It's just a thought...


> The compression option in 11.1 (and 2) allows for compression of data pump
> exports, but it costs $$ or €€ ...

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