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Full Export Fails With Error ORA-1406 When Exporting 11g Database (Doc ID 553993.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.8 to 10.2.0.4 [Release 9.2 to 10.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.6 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema 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 24-Sep-2013***

Symptoms

Full database export using traditional exp utility version 9.2.0.8 fails with errors EXP-8 ORA-1406 during exporting roles from a database version 11.1.0.x.

Example exp command:

exp system/<PASSWORD>@<SID> file=exp_full.dmp log=exp_full.log full=y

Example exp output/logging:

Export: Release 9.2.0.8.0 - Production on Tue Feb 5 10:07:54 2008
Copyright (c) 1982, 2002, Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.
Connected to: Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.1.0.6.0 - Production
With the Partitioning, OLAP, Data Mining and Real Application Testing options
Export done in WE8MSWIN1252 character set and AL16UTF16 NCHAR character set
About to export the entire database ...
. exporting tablespace definitions
. exporting profiles
. exporting user definitions
. exporting roles
EXP-00008: ORACLE error 1406 encountered
ORA-01406: fetched column value was truncated
EXP-00000: Export terminated unsuccessfully


The statement that fails with ORA-1406 is:

SELECT GRANTEE, PRIV, WGO FROM SYS.EXU8SPV ORDER BY SEQUENCE


The problem affects all the exp utilities with release lower than 11g.

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Cause

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