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Oracle® Database Administrator's Guide
11g Release 1 (11.1)

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Data Utilities

Oracle utilities are available to help you maintain the data in your Oracle Database.


SQL*Loader is used both by database administrators and by other users of Oracle Database. It loads data from standard operating system files (such as, files in text or C data format) into database tables.

Export and Import Utilities

The Data Pump utility enables you to archive data and to move existing data between one Oracle Database and another. Also available is the original Import utility for importing data from earlier releases. Beginning with Release 11g, the original Export utility is desupported for general use and is recommended only in very specific circumstances.

See Also:

Oracle Database Utilities for detailed information about these utilities