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Equivalent of exp consistent=y in expdp

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonFebruary 19, 2015

Question:  I need to take a read consistent export (expdp), but I do not know the data pump equivalent of the older exp consistent=y syntax.  How do you do a consistent export in expdp?

Answer:  Here is an example of a consistent export using exp and expdp.  The difference is that the consistent=y syntax is replaced with the flashback_time=systimestamp syntax:

exp scott/tiger parfile=mypar.par dumpfile=expdp.dmp consistent=y

expdp scott/tiger parfile=mypar.par dumpfile=expdp.dmp flashback_time=systimestamp

For more examples, see my expdp flashback_time tips

Starting in Oracle 11.2, Oracle introduced a "legacy mode" allowing consistent=y to be used with the expdp command utility:

expdp scott/tiger parfile=mypar.par dumpfile=expdp.dmp consistent=y

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