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

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Personal Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 12.2.0.1 [Release 10.1 to 12.2]
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 12.2.0.1 [Release 10.1 to 12.2]
Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database - Version 10.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.6.0 [Release 10.1 to 12.1]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 12.2.0.1 [Release 10.1 to 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
*** Checked for relevance on 13-Oct-2017 ***

Goal

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.

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 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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