Export and Import Utilities
The Export utility provides a simple way for you to transfer data objects between Oracle databases, even if they reside on platforms with different hardware and software configurations.
When you run Export against an Oracle database, objects (such as tables) are extracted, followed by their related objects (such as indexes, comments, and grants), if any. The extracted data is written to an Export file, which is an Oracle binary-format dump file that is typically located on disk or tape.
Oracle Database Utilities is intended for database administrators (DBAs), application
programmers, security administrators, system operators, and other Oracle users
who perform the following tasks:
- Archive data, back up an Oracle database, or move data between Oracle
databases using the Export and Import utilities (both the original versions and
the Data Pump versions)
- Load data into Oracle tables from operating system files using SQL*Loader or
from external sources using the external tables feature
- Perform a physical data structure integrity check on an offline database, usin...
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