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Transportable Tablespaces and READ ONLY in Oracle Database 12c

We recently worked with a customer who noticed that they were not able to use transportable tablespaces to connect the same tablespace data files to two databases at the same time, even after setting the tablespaces READ ONLY in SQL*Plus. This is new behavior in 12c, and many customers are not yet aware of this change. Here are the details of what changed, why, and how you might want to deal with it if the changes affect your environment. What Changed?Starting in 12.1, data...

Friday, December 2, 2016 | Data Pump | Read More

Full Transportable Export/Import - PAR File Examples

Roy and I blogged about Full Transportable Export/Import in the past: Full Transportable Export/Import White Paper Full Transportable Export/Import - Things to Know Full Transportable Export/Import - Migrating an 11.2.0.4 database to Oracle Database 12c- into the Oracle Cloud Exclude Stats differently for TTS and FTEX If you haven't heard of this database feature, it allows you to migrate a full database by using Transportable Tablespaces as a base technology but letting Data Pump...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 | Data Pump | Read More

Data Pump's amazingly useful METRICS=Y and LOGTIME=ALL parameters

Now that I am back from OpenWorld, I will hijack the Upgrade blog while Mike is traveling. :-) Thank you to everybody who came to our presentations or stopped at the demo booth to chat last week. We had a great many conversations, and we always learn from talking to customers! One of the common questions about Data Pump came in the form, "I have a data pump job that used to run in X minutes, but now takes <multiple of X> minutes. Can you tell me what might be happening?" Of...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | Data Pump | Read More

Full Transportable Export/Import - Migrating an 11.2.0.4 database to Oracle Database 12c- into the Oracle Cloud

Full Transportable Export/Import - one of the coolest features in Oracle Database 12c  We blogged about Full Transportable Export/Import a while back. It is - no doubt - one of the coolest features in Oracle Database 12c. And it is part of our Hands-On Lab exercise (Hands On Lab - Upgrade, Migrate, Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c) as well. It utilizes the technique of Transportable Tablesspaces - cross-platform, cross- Endianness, cross-version - but lets Oracle Data Pump do...

Monday, June 27, 2016 | Data Pump | Read More

Data Pump - Exclude Stats differently for TTS and FTEX

Nice little best practice for statistics and Data Pump when doing either Transportable Tablespaces or Full Transportable Export-Import (credits to Roy and Dean Gagne). . Transport Statistics via a Staging Table First of all we always recommend to exclude statistics when doing a Data Pump export as the import of such stats takes way longer than transporting them via a stats table. If you are unfamiliar with transporting stats between databases please see the Oracle Performance...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | Data Pump | Read More

Some Data Pump issues:
+ DBMS_DATAPUMP Import via NETWORK_LINK fails
+ STATUS parameter giving bad performance

One of my dear Oracle ACS colleagues (Danke Thomas!) highlighted this issue to me as one of his lead customers hit this pitfall a week ago. .  DBMS_DATAPUMP Import Over NETWORK_LINK fails with ORA-39126 / ORA-31600 Symptoms are:  KUPW$WORKER.CONFIGURE_METADATA_UNLOAD [ESTIMATE_PHASE]ORA-31600: invalid input value IN ('VIEWS_AS_TABLES/TABLE_DATA') for parameter VALUE in function SET_FILTER.  This can be cured with the patch for bug19501000 -  but this patch can conflict with:Bug...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Data Pump | Read More