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How to take dump files on Oracle7.3 running on Windows NT 3.51?

Should you stand in the Orant/bin folder and run one of the programs there like>

exp73 SYSTEM/password@[dbinstance] FULL=Y LOG=EXPORT.LOG

Did not work

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Wow, it's been about 18 years since I've been near a server like that. Is this syntax more helpful? EXP73.EXE USERNAME/PASSWORD@INSTANCE FILE=OUTFILE.DMP FULL=Y LOG=LOGFILE.LOG – kkarns May 24 '13 at 15:20
Does this thing have a control panel / services.msc equivalent? (BTW I though the first NT version was 3.5. What's NT1?) – Mat May 24 '13 at 17:25
I'm sure even Windows NT could take proper screenshots... – a_horse_with_no_name Jun 1 '13 at 9:49
In a couple of months your database software will be old enough to buy cigarettes. – Zane Jul 1 '13 at 14:42
Come on guys, he may be posting from his phone because the server itself doesn't have a browser new enough to use SO, or it may not have a direct path to the Internet, or scripting may be disabled by group policy, etc... – Aaron Bertrand Jul 1 '13 at 14:52
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Ok here's what I did:

I was in the ORANT\BIN folder.

I had to figure out what the SID was for the DB. Did that via an Oracle client which I tried to connect remotely to Oracle on the server.

set oracle_sid=a

exp73.exe System/manager file=myexp13xxxx.dmp full=y log=mylog130527.log
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Been a long time but I remember that you can use either ORACLE_SID or LOCAL to set your database. Check your registry (something like local_machine/software/oracle). Make sure you have only one of the two set. Make sure that your database service is running. Then try to start an sql session first: sqlplus username/password. Once that works so will exp.

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