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How To Use DataPump Export Legacy Mode (Doc ID 1366550.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


If you use traditional export (exp) and import (imp), then you may have scripts you have been using for many years. To ease the transition to the newer DataPump export and import utilities, DataPump provides a legacy mode which allows you to continue to use your existing scripts.

DataPump enters legacy mode once it determines a parameter unique to traditional export or import is present, either on the command line or in a script. As DataPump processes the parameter, the analogous DataPump export or import parameter is displayed. Oracle strongly recommends that you view the new syntax and make script changes as time permits.


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