Traditional Export (EXP) And DataPump Export (EXPDP) Fail With Message 206 Not Found No message File For Product=RDBMS

(Doc ID 1275381.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 23-Jan-2014***

Symptoms

When starting export (traditional EXP or DataPump EXPDP) utility on a development database, it fails with the error below, although it has been verified that the ORACLE_HOME is set properly:

Message 206 not found; No message file for product=RDBMS, facility=EXP: Release 10.2.0.3.0 - Production on Sun Nov 21 20:57:22 2010

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Invalid format of Export utility name

Verify that ORACLE_HOME is properly set

Export terminated unsuccessfully

EXP-00000: Message 0 not found; No message file for product=RDBMS, facility=EXP[sprwh02][joo1]

 

Cause

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