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EXP-00002 tips

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonDecember 19, 2015

Question: I'm running an export (expdp) on a Windows server, and I'm getting the "EXP-00002: error in writing to export file" error:

EXP-00002: error in writing to export file
EXP-00002: error in writing to export file
EXP-00000: Export terminated unsuccessfully


How do I fix the output file?

Answer:  The docs note this on the ORA-0002 error, a generic file write problem:

EXP-00002: error in writing to export file

Cause: Export could not write to the export file, probably because of a device error. This message is usually followed by a device message from the operating system.

Action: Take appropriate action to restore the device.

This EXP-00002 error is hardware related, and you need to see the accompanying OS message to see details.  This EXP-00002 error is common when the expdp writing has filled the destination output file, as defined in the parfile.  Check the output file name in your export parameter file, and see the space usage.

This can also happen on 32-bit servers when the file size exceeds two gigabytes, requiring the use of the split command to separate the exp output onto multiple files.

The EXP-00002 can also occur if the directory permissions are wrong, and do not allow writing into the diectory.

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