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DataPump Import (IMPDP) Job Fails To Start Due To ORA-02354 And ORA-39773 (Doc ID 2136124.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 23, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
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The following errors are encountered when starting an impdp job to load the data from the dump files generated by an expdp job executed with parallel>1:

ORA-39002: invalid operation
ORA-31694: master table "SYSTEM"."SYS_IMPORT_SCHEMA_02" failed to load/unload
ORA-02354: error in exporting/importing data
ORA-39773: parse of metadata stream failed

In the target environment, one of the dump files is significantly smaller than the others.

For Example:

$ ls -ltr EXP*.dmp
-rwxrwxrwx 1 oracle oinstall 14061568 Apr 27 11:17 EXPDMP_01.dmp
-rwxrwxrwx 1 oracle oinstall 10730053632 Apr 27 11:20 EXPDMP_02.dmp
-rwxrwxrwx 1 oracle oinstall 9892257792 Apr 27 11:23 EXPDMP_03.dmp
-rwxrwxrwx 1 oracle oinstall 10792484864 Apr 27 11:27 EXPDMP_04.dmp
-rwxrwxrwx 1 oracle oinstall 10459795456 Apr 27 11:30 EXPDMP_05.dmp
-rwxrwxrwx 1 oracle oinstall 11139579904 Apr 27 11:31 EXPDMP_06.dmp


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