The Data Pump Export and Import client utilities can attach to a job in either logging mode or interactive-command mode.
In logging mode, real-time detailed status about the job is automatically displayed during job execution. The information displayed can include the job and parameter descriptions, an estimate of the amount of data to be processed, a description of the current operation or item being processed, files used during the job, any errors encountered, and the final job state (Stopped or Completed).
In interactive-command mode, job status can be displayed on request. The information displayed can include the job description and state, a description of the current operation or item being processed, files being written, and a cumulative status.
A log file can also be optionally written during the execution of a job. The log file summarizes the progress of the job, lists any errors that were encountered during execution of the job, and records the completion status of the job.
An alternative way to determine job status or to get other information about Data Pump jobs, would be to query the
DBA_DATAPUMP_SESSIONS views. See Oracle Database Reference for descriptions of these views.
The Export STATUS parameter for information about changing the frequency of the status display in command-line Export
The Import STATUS parameter for information about changing the frequency of the status display in command-line Import
The interactive Export STATUS command
The interactive Import STATUS command
The Export LOGFILE parameter for information on how to set the file specification for an export log file
The Import LOGFILE parameter for information on how to set the file specification for a import log file