To maintain environment configuration, we are using the classic oracle imp/exp process to extract and load data from and to the database. Datapump as oracle presents it is an improvement to the classic imp/exp and is known to be fast in comparison. This seems to be a good CI for the existing process however after trying out the tool, i discovered that impdp/expdp will actually not allow you to perform the extract/load of tables outside the database host. something that can be done with imp/exp.
overall, i’m disappointed and is now working on tuning the imp/exp process instead.