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What Objects Are Exported With Transportable Tablespaces (TTS) and the Original Export Utility (Doc ID 883153.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 8.1.6 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Many DBAs ask what objects are exported via transportable tablespaces (TTS).   This note provides excerpts from the official Oracle documentation that answer this question with regard to the ORIGINAL export utility (exp).   The documents do not list mode restrictions for objects in datapump modes.

The ORIGINAL Export utility does not export any table that was created with deferred segment creation and has not had a segment created for it.

Before performing a TTS procedure, it is important to be aware that the use of traditional EXP/IMP with 11.2 is desupported. The only supported use of original Export in Oracle Database 11g is backward migration of XMLType data to Oracle Database 10g release 2 (10.2) or earlier. Therefore, Oracle recommends that you use the new Data Pump Export and Import utilities, except in situations that require original Export and Import. 


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In this Document
 Oracle 11g: Objects Exported and Imported in Each Mode
 Oracle 10g: Objects Exported and Imported in Each Mode
  Oracle 9i: Objects Exported and Imported in Each Mode
  Oracle 8i: Objects Exported and Imported in Each Mode

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