Transportable Tablespaces in oracle database - Oracle 8i

The transportable tablespace feature enables you to move a set of tablespaces from one Oracle database to another.

To move or copy a set of tablespaces, you must make the tablespaces read-only, copy the datafiles of these tablespaces, and use Export/Import to move the database information (metadata) stored in the data dictionary. Both the datafiles and the metadata export file must be copied to the target database. The transport of these files can be done using any facility for copying binary files, such as the operating system copying facility, binary-mode FTP, or publishing on CD-ROMs.

After copying the datafiles and exporting the metadata, you can optionally put the tablespaces in read/write mode.

Export provides the following parameter keywords you can use to enable export of transportable tablespace metadata.

  • TRANSPORT_TABLESPACE
  • TABLESPACES

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