Re: EXP-00041: INCTYPE parameter is obsolete

  • From: TESTAJ3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: ltiu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 09:50:02 -0400

The inctype has not worked for at least 2 major version, here is a thread 
I posted to oracle-l back in '04':  Read from the bottom up.


Incremental Export in Oracle 9i
2004-06-04       - By jtesta@(protected)

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My guess would be so that all of those exp scripts out there floating
around don't bomb off with "invalid parameter" error but just ignore it
and keep on running.  No need to apologize, i rarely post except usually
to be a smart ass but when i do post, i've already gone thru the procedure
of proving the point so i dont look like a doofus posting errors :)


Original message below


Thank you. It's always nice to see someone take the time to prove what
they say. My apologies for missing this on the list earlier.

It's curious...why would Oracle keep the parameter in exp and then tell
you it is obsolete and it will be ignored? I'm sure they  have a good
reason, it just does not make much sense to this ol' dba...


jtesta@(protected) wrote:
Dan, I made the statement as its been stated in the 9i docs and to
make you feel better here is your proof:

[oracle@(protected) tmp]$ exp jtesta full=y inctype=cumulative

Export: Release - Production on Fri Jun 4 12:30:54 2004

Copyright (c) 1982, 2002, Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.


Connected to: Oracle9i Enterprise Edition Release -
Production With the Partitioning, OLAP and Oracle Data Mining options
JServer Release - Production
EXP-00041 (See INCTYPE parameter is 

00041, 00000, "INCTYPE parameter is obsolete"
// *Cause:  Export encountered the INCTYPE parameter when parsing
Export //          options.  Incremental Exports are no longer
supported. // *Action: Consult the Oracle Backup and Recovery guide.
//          Export will attempt to continue.
[oracle@(protected) tmp]$

Joe Testa, Oracle Certified Professional 
Senior Consultant
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Lyndon Tiu <ltiu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
10/28/2008 09:44 AM
EXP-00041: INCTYPE parameter is obsolete
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Hi guys,

Just making sure I am reading this correctly.

Export: Release - Production on Tue Oct 28 08:37:20 2008

EXP-00041: INCTYPE parameter is obsolete

So exp no longer has INCTYPE available?

Is there an alternative I could use?

I need to backup incrementally without having to backup everything 

I am not DBA, I am a power user. I have no access to RMAN and exp is the 
only way I can do backups.

Any suggestions and tips greatly appreciated.


Lyndon Tiu

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