The following topics are discussed:
Oracle Data Pump technology, which enables very high-speed movement of data and metadata from one database to another.
The Oracle Data Pump Export utility, which is used to unload data and metadata into a set of operating system files called a dump file set.
The Oracle Data Pump Import utility, which is used to load an export dump file set into a target database. Information is also provided about how to perform a network import to load a target database directly from a source database with no intervening files.
Data Pump legacy mode, which lets you use original Export and Import parameters on the Data Pump Export and Data Pump Import command lines.
Reasons why the performance of Data Pump Export and Import is better than that of original Export and Import, and specific steps you can take to enhance performance of export and import operations.
The Data Pump API,