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Overview of Original Export and Import Utilities (Doc ID 61949.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 7.0 to 11.1]
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.


This bulletin provides an overview of the Oracle Export and Import utilities.


The article is intended for users of the Oracle7, Oracle8, Oracle8i, Oracle9i, Oracle10g, and Oracle11g databases to get an overview about the usage of the Original Export and Import Utilities.


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In this Document
 - Purpose of Export and Import
 - Export Dump File Basics
 - What Really Happens
 - Objects Exported by Type of Export
 - Order Used When Importing Objects
 - Compatibility, Export Views, and "CATEXP.SQL"
 - Export Views
 - De-fragmentation and Compression
 - Moving Objects Between Users and Tablespaces
 - Sequences and Export/Imports
 - Common Answers to Common Questions

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