Or ('SYS', 'OUTLN', 'SYSTEM', 'CTXSYS', 'DBSNMP', 'LOGSTDBY_ADMINISTRATOR', 'ORDSYS', 'ORDPLUGINS', 'OEM_MONITOR', 'WKSYS', 'WKPROXY', 'WK_TEST', 'WKUSER', 'MDSYS', 'LBACSYS', 'DMSYS', 'WMSYS', 'OLAPDBA', 'OLAPSVR', 'OLAP_USER', 'OLAPSYS', 'EXFSYS', 'SYSMAN', 'MDDATA', 'SI_INFORMTN_SCHEMA', 'XDB', 'ODM') Joel Patterson Database Administrator joel.patterson@xxxxxxxxxxx x72546 904 727-2546 ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Allen, Brandon Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 12:22 PM To: godwin.ror@xxxxxxxxx; Oracle-L Freelists Subject: RE: export & import FULL =Y Just drop the existing users & schemas in dev with the DROP USER . . . CASCADE command - here is a query that will generate the script to drop all users for you other than the exceptions in the IN list: select 'drop user ' || username || ' cascade;' from dba_users where username not in ('SYS','SYSTEM','OUTLN','DBSNMP','DIP','TSMSYS'); Also, you'll probably want to add direct=y to your exp command - it will most likely make it MUCH faster. Regards, Brandon 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.