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Oracle 10g/11g Data and Database Management Utilities by Hector R. Madrid

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Chapter 1. Data Pump

Storage technology is improving day by day, and the more storage that becomes available at a low cost, the more data appears to fill it up. Managing high volumes of data becomes impractical if we take the traditional export/import approach, as this tool is very limited. Let's remember that export/import has been available in Oracle for a very long time, it dates back to Oracle Release 5, and it has been adapted to incorporate some meaningful new features. When 10g first appeared, a complete re-engineering took place and a new product was conceived to meet today's data management requirements. It was the Data Pump.

Data Pump allows better manageability, and performance; it can be parameterized to meet particular data management ...

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