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Datapump Expdp Or Impdp Slowdown Due To Frequent Waits On ”Streams AQ: Enqueue Blocked On Low Memory" (Doc ID 2386566.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 21, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Datapump export and import (expdp and impdp) may encounter sudden severe slowdowns due to DW and DM processes frequently waiting on "StreamsAQ: enqueue blocked on low memory".

Following is an example symptom from an expdp logtime=all command. (logtime parameter is available on 12.1 and onward)
Exporting an empty partitioned table takes 0-3 seconds to export each partition, which normally takes less than a second to export.



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