want to use expdp/impdp instead of exp/imp

Posted on 2011-03-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I want to use expdp/impdp instead of exp/imp as I came to know that its pretty fast. Due to very busy schedule I want to take you guys help that in having equivalent of the below exp/imp to convert in expdp/impdp

exp system/****@conn file=d:\exp.dmp log=d:\exp.log consistent=y owner=abcd

imp system/****@conn file='d:\exp.dmp' log='d:\imp.log' fromuser=abcd touser=abcd commit=Y
Question by:baberamin

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expdp hr/hr DIRECTORY=dpump_dir1 NETWORK_LINK=source_database_link DUMPFILE=network_export.dmp

impdp admin2/market TABLES=customers,sales DIRECTORY=dpump1  NETWORK_LINK=chicago

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1) If you want to use a specific directory as stated, you must create it first.
Syntax is : create or replace directory <directory_name> as <directory_path>;

2) Export and import directories are the same in baberamin's request. So should it be in your example.

3) baberamin seems to want also logs. The parameter LOGFILE=<file_name> must be appended to the export and to the import.


I strongly suggest you to have a look at the DataPump doc here : , since it is easy to read & to understand for someone who actually uses the "old" export/import features.

It will allow you to realize that you can use new features to fasten up operations (since it seems this is your need) by using parallelism (parameter PARALLEL=<number>) for example...


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