Network Considerations

This section describes factors to consider when using Export across a network.

Transporting Export Files Across a Network

Because the export file is in binary format, use a protocol that supports binary transfers to prevent corruption of the file when you transfer it across a network. For example, use FTP or a similar file transfer protocol to transmit the file in binary mode. Transmitting export files in character mode causes errors when the file is imported.

Exporting with Oracle Net

With Oracle Net, you can perform exports over a network. For example, if you run Export locally, then you can write data from a remote Oracle database into a local export file.

To use Export with Oracle Net, include the connection qualifier string @connect_string when entering the username and password in the exp command. For the exact syntax of this clause, see the user's guide for your Oracle Net protocol.