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How To Import To Lower Version Database Or Run Network Export With EXP/IMP Utilities (Doc ID 1065604.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 8.1.7 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This applies only to original exp/imp utilities. This document explains how to export from a higher version database to be able to import to a lower version database. The method given in this document can also be used to run a network export.

For a complete discussion on compatibility between versions, please refer to
<Note 132904.1> - Compatibility Matrix for Export And Import Between Different Oracle Versions

Original Export is desupported for general use as of Oracle Database 11g. The only supported use of original Export in Oracle Database 11g is backward migration of XMLType data to Oracle Database 10g release 2 (10.2) or earlier. Therefore, Oracle recommends that you use the new Data Pump Export and Import utilities
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