Just a word of caution - I haven't used datapump a lot, but the few times I have used it I was very disappointed with its performance - it took MUCH longer than good old exp/imp. I don't have time to review my notes right now and give you the specifics of exactly how I ran it with my timings and all the bugs and tuning notes I found, but just be sure to do some research first and beware that it's not necessarily true that datapump speed > exp/imp speed so test it for your specific situation - as usual, it depends. Regards, Brandon ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Hallas Once you get to 10g on HP you can use datapump which is much faster Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message or attachments hereto. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.