Traditional Export/Import Fail With ORA-01031 in DB Vault Environment Starting Release 11.2.0.3

    May 30, 2018 7:27:00 AM by Syed Jaffar Hussain

    Oracle Database Vault was configured on RAC database v11.2.0.3 and appropriate permissions given to allow the regular duties, such as data pump export/import etc.However, when classical/traditional import (a dump file from v9 database) was performed, the import on 11.2.0.3 database failed with the following errors: 

    Import: Release 11.2.0.3.0 - Production on Tue May 29 16:56:23 2018
     
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    IMP-00058: ORACLE error 1031 encountered
    ORA-01031: insufficient privilegesUsername: 

    Data pump jobs were successfully executing without any issues. The only problem is with traditional export/import . According to below Oracle notes, it is an expected behavior in 11.2.0.3 with DB Vault in place.

    Classic Export/Import Fail With ORA-01031 in Database Vault Environment Starting Release 11.2.0.3 (Doc ID 1419687.1)
    Bug 13615338 - EXP/IMP disabled in Database Vault environment (Doc ID 13615338.8)
     
    According to the notes, export and Import tools are no longer recommended to be used, especially in Database Vault environments. When it is not possible to use data pump (for instance when the export has been created from a pre-10g database), the patch 13615338 must be installed to allow the usage of classic export/import utilities.
     
    The option would be to upgrade the database to higher than 11.2.0.3. Will apply the patch and update this blog if the issue is fixed or not.

     

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    Syed Jaffar Hussain

    Written by Syed Jaffar Hussain

    An Oracle Database Expert for over 15 years from his 20 years of Information Technology (IT) career. Over the past 15 years of Oracle journey, he involved with several local and large scaled international banks where he implemented and managed highly complex cluster and non-cluster environments with over 100’s of business critical databases. Recognizing his efforts and contribution towards the Oracle community, Oracle awarded him the prestigious ‘Best DBA of the year, 2011’ and Oracle ACE Director status. He also acquired industry best Oracle credentials, Oracle Certified Master (OCM), Oracle RAC Expert, OCP DBA 8i,9i,10g & 11g in addition to ITIL Expertise. Syed is an active Oracle speaker, regularly presents technical sessions and webinars on various Oracle database technologies at many Oracle events. You can visit his technical blog, http://jaffardba.blogspot.com where he discuss and writes the workaround/solution about the issues confronted from his day-to-day activities. Apart from being the part of the core Technical Review committee member for a few Oracle technology oriented books, he also co-authored an Oracle 11g R1/R2 Real Application Cluster Essentials and Oracle Expert RAC books. His blog can be found at http://jaffardba.blogspot.com/