Full Export Fails With Error ORA-1406 When Exporting 11g Database
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 22.214.171.124 to 10.2.0.4 [Release 9.2 to 10.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 126.96.36.199 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 24-Sep-2013***
Full database export using traditional exp utility version 188.8.131.52 fails with errors EXP-8 ORA-1406 during exporting roles from a database version 11.1.0.x.
Example exp command:
Example exp output/logging:
Copyright (c) 1982, 2002, Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.
Connected to: Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 184.108.40.206.0 - 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:
The problem affects all the exp utilities with release lower than 11g.
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