My Oracle Support Banner

How To Remap Multiple Datafiles With IMPDP? (Doc ID 412189.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 03, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud 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
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 27-Sep-2012***

NOTE: In the images and/or the document content below, the user information and data used represents fictitious data. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental and not intended in any manner.


The goal of this document is to demonstrate how to use the REMAP_DATAFILE command line parameter to rename multiple files during an IMPDP operation.

The REMAP_DATAFILE parameter of IMPDP allows the change the name of a source filename contained in the dump file to a target filename suitable for the target environment in all SQL statements where the source filename is referenced: CREATE TABLESPACE, CREATE LIBRARY, and CREATE DIRECTORY.

This is e.g. very useful when you have a Datapump dumpfile from a Windows platform and you want to import it into a database running on an UNIX platform.

The example contained in this document will demonstrate how to remap datafiles during import when moving from a Windows platform to a Linux platform.


To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!

In this Document

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.