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Errors ORA-31626 ORA-31638 When Trying To Attach To A Stopped DataPump Job (Doc ID 1421924.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 02, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.1 to 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
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You stopped a DataPump job (export or import) and now you try to attach to the stopped job and restart it. During this operation you encounter the errors:

#> expdp '/ as sysdba' attach=system.<JOB_NAME>


Export: Release - Production on Fri Feb 24 13:49:16 2012
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Connected to: Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release - Production
With the Partitioning, OLAP, Data Mining and Real Application Testing options
ORA-31626: job does not exist
ORA-31638: cannot attach to job <JOB_NAME> for user SYSTEM

The initial job was started as user SYSTEM.




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