Commands Available in Import's Interactive-Command Mode

In interactive-command mode, the current job continues running, but logging to the terminal is suspended and the Import prompt (Import>) is displayed.

To start interactive-command mode, do one of the following:

  • From an attached client, press Ctrl+C.

  • From a terminal other than the one on which the job is running, use the ATTACH parameter to attach to the job. This is a useful feature in situations in which you start a job at one location and need to check on it at a later time from a different location.

Table 3-2 lists the activities you can perform for the current job from the Data Pump Import prompt in interactive-command mode.

Table 3-2 Supported Activities in Data Pump Import's Interactive-Command Mode

Activity Command Used

Exit interactive-command mode.

CONTINUE_CLIENT

Stop the import client session, but leave the current job running.

EXIT_CLIENT

Display a summary of available commands.

HELP

Detach all currently attached client sessions and terminate the current job.

KILL_JOB

Increase or decrease the number of active worker processes for the current job. This command is valid only in Oracle Database Enterprise Edition.

PARALLEL

Restart a stopped job to which you are attached.

START_JOB

Display detailed status for the current job.

STATUS

Stop the current job.

STOP_JOB