MessageAnd when you should see from v$session_event and v$session_wait that database itself is not the bottleneck, you could run truss -c on the exp process for a while and see the breakdown whether any system calls (like write()) take lots of time. Are you exporting lots of small objects or few large objects? Tanel. ----- Original Message ----- From: Bobak, Mark To: rlsmith@xxxxxxx ; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ; oracle-db-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ; oracle-rdbms@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 2:07 PM Subject: RE: Slow Export What does V$SESSION_WAIT tell you about the session executing the export? -- Mark J. Bobak Senior Oracle Architect ProQuest Information & Learning "There are 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and those who don't."