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Re: error transporting a tablespace from 8i to 9i?

From: Joe Testa <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 12:44:40 -0800
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upgrade in place is not an option, or am i missing something?

joe wrote:

>We are trying to transport a tablespace from 8i to 9i. According to metalink Oracle changed the NCHAR character set to 2 values so we dont have a match.
>we can do an export/import, but no transportable tablespaces. Any known work around? Short of destroying all our 8i databases and recreating them to match the 9i standards(since the 9i ones cant use what is in 8i).
>Connected to: Oracle9i Enterprise Edition RelEase - 64bit Production
>With the Partitioning, OLAP and Oracle Data Mining options
>JServer Release - Production
>IMP-00002: failed to open expdat.dmp for read
>Import file: expdat.dmp > /mnt/myfile.dbf
>Export file created by EXPORT:V08.01.07 via conventional path
>About to import transportable tablespace(s) metadata...
>import done in WE8ISO8859P1 character set and AL16UTF16 NCHAR character set
>export server uses WE8ISO8859P1 NCHAR character set (possible ncharset conversion)
>IMP-00017: following statement failed with ORACLE error 19736:
> "BEGIN sys.dbms_plugts.beginImport ('',31,'31',NULL,'NULL',226234"
> ",1569301,1); END;"
>IMP-00003: ORACLE error 19736 encountered
>ORA-19736: can not plug a tablespace into a database using a different national character set
>ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_PLUGTS", line 1797
>ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_PLUGTS", line 1636
>ORA-06512: at line 1
>IMP-00017: following statement failed with ORACLE error 29344:
> "BEGIN sys.dbms_plugts.checkUser('myuser); END;"
>IMP-00003: ORACLE error 29344 encountered
>ORA-29344: Owner validation failed - failed to match owner 'WEB_OWNER_3'
>ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_PLUGTS", line 1597
>ORA-06512: at line 1
>IMP-00034: Warning: FromUser "myuser" not found in export file
>Import terminated successfully with warnings.

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Received on Mon Sep 15 2003 - 15:44:40 CDT

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