Another one to file under “Not sexy but flippin’ awesome!”
If you are a DBA, you are going to spend a lot of time with Data Pump. All roads seem to lead back to it. There are some more headline worthy features, like transportable database, but the two that jumped out at me were actually pretty small, but awesome.
- “TRANSFORM=DISABLE_ARCHIVE_LOGGING:Y” – Switches table and/or index imports to NOLOGGING for the lifespan of the import operation.
- “LOGTIME=ALL” – Puts a timestamp in the output message so you can see how long individual operations took.
I wrote up an article about it here.