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DataPump - EXCLUDE AUD$ does not work in 12c (Doc ID 2383356.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 23, 2022

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A FULL=Y export using EXPDP has been completed and trying to use the EXCLUDE parameter to exclude the SYS.AUD$ objects during import using IMPDP.

However, the Audit objects are still being imported. Here is the command being used and similar attempts to EXCLUDE using AUD$ do not work either.

What is the proper way to exclude the AUD$ table from the import?


Database is version 12.1 or newer.


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