Oracle Import error - enterprise to standard db

Posted on 2012-03-30
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Last Modified: 2012-03-31
We're downsizing from enterprise to standard because of licensing reasons.

When I do an import, i get:

. . importing table                 "TTICPR951101"
IMP-00020: long column too large for column buffer size (22)
IMP-00028: partial import of previous table rolled back: 858363 rows rolled back

At the top of the import, I noticed that the charsets are not quite the same:

Connected to: Oracle9i Release - 64bit Production
JServer Release - Production

Export file created by EXPORT:V09.02.00 via direct path
import done in US7ASCII character set and AL16UTF16 NCHAR character set
export server uses UTF8 NCHAR character set (possible ncharset conversion)

1- Is the import problem related to the message "possible ncharset conversion" ?
2- Maybe a bad export via direct and unix compress .Z ?

3- How do I create a standard edition database that is exactly the same as my enterprise edition database so that when I import I will have the same charset, lang on both ends ?

I thank You in advance since this is driving me over the brink :-) and your help is greatly appreciated.

Question by:MTL999

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Export done in US7ASCII character set and UTF8 NCHAR character set
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) earned 2000 total points
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>>How do I create a standard edition database that is exactly the same as my enterprise edition

Create it with the same character sets?

You might be able to migrte as long as the new character set is a subset of the new one.

Check out the NLS_LANG environment variable.

Does the old database have a Function Based Index?

There is a great thread for this error at:

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