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Export/Import DataPump Parameter DIRECTORY - How to Specify a Directory (Doc ID 266875.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 29, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version to [Release 10.1 to 12.2]
Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database - Version to [Release 10.1 to 12.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
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This document describes how a directory can be specified that is used by the Oracle Export/Import DataPump utilities to write the dumpfile(s), logfile (if specified) and SQL file (if specified).

The document is meant for everyone who uses the Export DataPump (expdp) utility to export data from an Oracle10g or higher database and the Import DataPump (impdp) utility to import data into an Oracle10g or higher release database.


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In this Document
 1. Server-Based versus Client-Based.
 2. How to create a directory object ?
 3. How to query the available directories ?
 4. Required Operating System permissions.
 5. How Data Pump determines the location for the files.

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