Good question we receive quite often:
Is “imp” still supported in Oracle Database 12.2?
For clarification: I don’t talk about “
impdp” but about old “
imp” (import). And yes, it is still supported in Oracle 12.2.
The old “
exp” got desupported with Oracle Database 126.96.36.199 – but “
imp” is still supported, even in Oracle Database 12.2.0.x. You should be able to import your old dumps into the newest release of the database and migrate even VERY old releases directly to Oracle Database 12.2.
Actually, the biggest step upwards we’ve heard about a year ago was an
exp from Oracle V5 and migration into Oracle 188.8.131.52 Single Tenant. No joke – and it worked!
Only real pitfall we are aware of right now: The MOS Note 132904.1 (Compatibility Matrix for Export And Import Between Different Oracle Versions) hasn’t been updated recently for whatever reason.