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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2001

    INCTYPE Export On Individual Tables?

    I need to export some specific tables from 1 database to another in Oracle 8.1.5 on Solaris 8. The source db is our production db. I don't need all the tables in our production db, since we are just moving the tables for a specific app.
    I'd like to do a full export of the tables, move them to the new database, then "shutdown" access to the db from the app and do a cumulative export of any changes since the full export.
    I thought I could do this with export using INCTYPE=complete on each table, then use INCTYPE=cumlative at shutdown time, but Oracle reports a EXP-00021: can only perform incremental export in Full Database mode error.
    I would perfer not to export the Full database as there is tables I don't want or need. I just need to move specific tables to the new database, with a minimum of down time and be happy doing it.
    Any ideas?
    Ken Hammer

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Lake Worth, FL
    In any case, INCTYPE=cumulative will export all the data for a changed table, not only the changed rows.

    You are better off exporting the whole table everytime.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    We are trying to limit the down time of the application that these tables support. It takes about 2-3 hours to export the tables.
    By doing a cumulitive for the second export, we get just the rows that change, and this is what we want.
    Ken Hammer

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