I disagree - why not do full=y and save yourself the effort of having to do all the individual schemas and recreate all the users, roles, privileges, profiles, public synonyms, etc.? You say you would "simply recreate . . .", but it's not really so simple when you're working with large systems that have thousands of objects and users. I've done several upgrades from 8i to 10g using exp/imp with full=y and not had any problems. To see all the objects that are included only in a FULL export, see Table 19-3 here: http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B19306_01/server.102/b14215/exp_imp.htm#sthref2215 Regards, Brandon From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mercadante, Thomas F (LABOR) Why would you want to do an exp with full=Y? ________________________________ 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.