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Why Is Metadata DataPump Export Faster When Started Over A Network Link Than Locally? (Doc ID 1357839.1)

Last updated on MAY 17, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
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You started DataPump export (expdp) locally (on database server) to export the metadata of a certain schema containing partitioned/subpartitioned tables.

Later you started the same export but from a remote target machine/database (with same version) using a network link connected to the source server/database. This considerably needed fewer time to complete than the local export.

Let's follow the next test that demonstrates this:

=> only 52 seconds were needed to extract the tables from remote schema and create them into target schema.


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