DataPump Import (IMPDP) Fails With Errors ORA-39097 ORA-56920 secondary time zone data file is in an active state (Doc ID 1488316.1)

Last updated on JULY 22, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

DataPump Export/Import from 11.2.0.1.0 to 11.2.0.3.0 fails during the import with the following errors:

UDI-31626: operation generated ORACLE error 31626
ORA-31626: job does not exist
ORA-39086: cannot retrieve job information
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_DATAPUMP", line 3326
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_DATAPUMP", line 4551
ORA-06512: at line 1

 The import log shows:

Connected to: Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.3.0 - 64bit Production
With the Partitioning, Automatic Storage Management, OLAP, Data Mining
and Real Application Testing options
Master table "SYS"."SYS_IMPORT_FULL_01" successfully loaded/unloaded
Starting "SYS"."SYS_IMPORT_FULL_01": "/******** AS SYSDBA" parfile=imp.par
ORA-39097: Data Pump job encountered unexpected error -56920
ORA-39065: unexpected master process exception in DISPATCH
ORA-56920: a prepare or upgrade window or an on-demand or datapump-job loading of a secondary time zone data file is in an active state

Cause

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