As an Oracle DBA, you will find yourself using the Export utility in many situations; one example is rolling out production databases.
For instance, you can use the Export utility to create a base-level database schema.
Then, when you go to a customer site, you will be able to create a blank database and import your database definitions and base-level data.
This will help ensure that all current database objects are created and will help minimize installation errors.
For a full description of Export and Import, please refer to
Oracle Database Utilities 11g Release 1 (11.1) B28319-02 September 2007
or the online documentation that comes with the release CDs.
You will find many uses for Export/Import in your day-to-day activities. In the next lesson, you will get started on learning about the Export and Import utilities.