Re: Oracle DataPump

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Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 23:51:54 +0100
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On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 13:47:48 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

>The QA department performs oracle exp/imp from one oracle server to
>another- this is done from a central client where the oracle client
>software is installed and there is no need to have physical access to
>the oracle database server.
>Is there a way to perform datapump operations in this fashion? It
>seems that to use datapump you need physical access to the database
>server which would mean copying export files from one database server
>to another... not very efficient.
>I really think datapump is faster than the old exp/imp utility and I
>would like to start using this, but I am not sure if this will cause a
>bottleneck in our current process...
>In closing, is there a way to use datapump using a "Central" client to
>perform the operations from one database instance to another???
>Thanks !

You don't need to export at all.
In the target database you set up a database link to the source database.
You use the NETWORK_LINK parameter of the impdp command on the target database. Obviously, userid=<username/password>@<servicename> still works.


Sybrand Bakker
Senior Oracle DBA
Received on Thu Oct 30 2008 - 17:51:54 CDT

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