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Importing and Exporting Oracle Data for DBAs

by Pankaj Jain

As a DBA, you are constantly asked to create test schemas from production and sometimes move the entire database. In this course, you'll look at the Oracle Data Pump, a powerful tool which can help you perform these tasks easily and effectively.

What you'll learn

DBA are often asked to quickly create test schemas from production, or to move schemas, tablespaces, and tables between instances. In this course, Importing and Exporting Oracle Data for DBAs, you will learn how to move data and metadata between Oracle instances easily and effectively. First, you will explore the Oracle Data Pump tool, which is a very powerful and feature-rich tool. It provides a very fine-grained control for whatever you want to move, from the whole database to just a table with specific rows. Next, you will look at how to move schemas, tablespaces, and even the entire database. You will also explore how to move specific objects and the rich filtering capabilities of this tool. Finally, you will get a high-level overview of the transporting option to move data, which increases the performance significantly, and also briefly touch upon how Oracle Data Pump works with the Multitenant Architecture introduced with Oracle 12c. By the end of this course, you'll have a strong knowledge of importing and exporting Oracle data using the Oracle Data Pump.

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About the author

Pankaj Jain is an experienced technologist, with expertise in various aspects of software development lifecycle, architecting software solutions and software development. He has worked on an array of technologies, with focus on Oracle at the database layer and Java at the web tier. He is a certified Oracle 11g DBA. He lives in Seattle with his wife Simita and boys Ronit and Rohak. When he is not playing with technology, he likes spending time with his kids, travelling and doing photography.

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