DataPump Export (EXPDP) Fails With Error ORA-39165: Schema SYS Was Not Found (Doc ID 553402.1)

Last updated on JULY 26, 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 29-Jan-2015***

Symptoms

DataPump export of table SYS.AUD$ fails with errors:

ORA-39165: Schema SYS was not found.
ORA-39166: Object AUD$ was not found.
ORA-31655: no data or metadata objects selected for job
Job "SYS"."SYS_EXPORT_TABLE_01" completed with 3 error(s) at 13:49:47

Cause

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