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DataPump Job Fails To Start Due to ORA-31633 And ORA-06502 (Doc ID 2226152.1)

Last updated on MARCH 27, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
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 Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

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- Launching a DataPump job in a database where all registry components are valid, fails with:

> expdp system/<PASSWORD> directory=EXPORT_DIR SCHEMAS=SCOTT dumpfile=dp_SCOTT.DMP LOGFILE=dp_SCOTT.LOG

Export: Release 12.1.0.2.0 - Production on Mon Jan 23 11:39:43 2017

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Connected to: Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition Release 12.1.0.2.0 - 64bit Production
With the Partitioning, Real Application Clusters, Automatic Storage Management, Oracle Label Security,
OLAP, Advanced Analytics and Real Application Testing options
ORA-31626: job does not exist
ORA-31633: unable to create master table "SYSTEM.SYS_EXPORT_SCHEMA_05"
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_SYS_ERROR", line 95
ORA-06512: at "SYS.KUPV$FT", line 1048
ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character string buffer too small

- The classic export and import work fine in this database.

- Cleaning up the orphaned Data Pump jobs by executing the steps from Doc ID 336014.1 didn't help.

- The error message indicates that the master table for DataPump job could not be created.

Changes

 NONE

Cause

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