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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2003

    Unanswered: Why canīt reduce the size of export file

    We have many problems in my installation with the space in disk, because we have a very big Datawarehouse Database. We execute an export every night (this file have 96gb., I have problems to find space to allocated).Yesterday we have included in the definitions of several tables the parameter compress, this have reduced the size ( from 28 gb. to 9gb.). I was happy because I thought that my export was going to be more small. But my surprise was that it has only been reduced in 1 gb. Is there any explanation for this?
    Do somebody know how I can reduce the size of the file of export?. Also I had the idea to do export by file pipe compressed but it takes too many hours.

    Any idea is welcome

    thank you

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Liverpool, NY USA
    I would say that a reduction of 28 gig to 9 gig, a reduction of 19 gig is doing rather well.
    You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Croatia, Europe
    Provided Answers: 5
    ZIP the export file and keep it in a safe place. Delete export file.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Dominican Republic
    Use many exports jobs and use a pipe for each using the tables parameter of the export command.

    Just hope you're not using export as your "backup" method.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    London, UK
    Did you mean COMPRESS=Y during export? This has nothing to do with making the export file smaller.

    (Sorry, just re-read your post and I don't think you meant that.)

    Table compression is only used by direct path loads (INSERT /*+ APPEND */, SQL*Loader, CREATE TABLE AS SELECT, ALTER TABLE MOVE) so merely setting a table's COMPRESS attribute will not necessarily make any difference.
    Last edited by WilliamR; 04-23-07 at 04:00.

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