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EXPDP Hangs On Wait Even: Cursor: Pin S (Doc ID 1517438.1)

Last updated on MARCH 29, 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 Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


While creating a full database export, the exporting session hangs. Analysis of the session state shows that the session is waiting for the cursor: pin S wait event and does not continue. There are not space management issues, there are not CPU issues, no errors reported in any log, trace or instance alert files. Entering +C allows the session to continue to completion.

A sample output of the export session looks like:


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