Data Pump is often described as an upgraded version of the old exp/imp utilities. That depiction is inaccurate; it’s a bit like calling a modern smartphone a replacement for an old rotary-dial landline. Although the old utilities are dependable and work well, Data Pump encompasses that functionality and while adding completely new dimensions to how data can be lifted and moved between environments. This chapter will help explain how Data Pump makes your current data transfer tasks easier and will also show how to move information and solve problems in ways that you didn’t think were possible.
Data Pump enables you to efficiently ...