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

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.1.0.2 to 11.2.0.3 - Release: 10.1 to 11.2
Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.1.0.2 to 11.2.0.3   [Release: 10.1 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

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.test_usr

Export: Release 11.2.0.2.0 - Production on Fri Feb 24 13:49:16 2012
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Connected to: Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.2.0 - Production
With the Partitioning, OLAP, Data Mining and Real Application Testing options
ORA-31626: job does not exist
ORA-31638: cannot attach to job TEST_USR for user SYSTEM

The initial job was started as user SYSTEM.

Cause

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