Using FLASHBACK_TIME Option With DataPump Import (IMPDP) Fails With Error ORA-1555 (Doc ID 467123.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 07-May-2015***

Symptoms

DataPump Import fails with ORA-1555 when FLASHBACK_TIME option is used, e.g.:

#> impdp tables=SL_TEST.TBL_SLDATAFILES network_link=system.slink.maddog1 FLASHBACK_TIME=to_timestamp\(sysdate\) content=data_only

 raises an error stack like:

ORA-31693: Table data object "SL_TEST"."TBL_SLDATAFILES" failed to load/unload and is being skipped due to error:
ORA-01555: snapshot too old: rollback segment number  with name "" too small
ORA-02063: preceding line from SYSTEM.SLINK.MADDOG1

Cause

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