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Pro Oracle Database 11g Administration by Darl Kuhn

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C H A P T E R  13

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Data Pump

Data Pump was introduced in Oracle Database 10g. It replaces the older exp/imp utilities. Data Pump enables you to quickly move data and/or metadata from one environment to another. You can use Data Pump in a variety of ways:

  • Point-in-time logical backups of the entire database or subsets of data
  • Replicating entire databases or subsets of data for testing or development
  • Quickly generating Data Definition Language (DDL) required to re-create objects

Sometimes DBAs hold on to the old exp/imp utilities because they're familiar with the syntax and these utilities get the job done quickly. Even if those legacy utilities ...

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