email@example.com file=filenameat the command promt, it throws the error "not a valid file, header failed verification." What could be wrong?
Typically, this happens when you transfer the dump file from one server to another using an ASCII file transfer...
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mechanism. For example, when you use FTP to transfer the file, many FTP utilities will incorrectly assume that the file is a text file and transfer in ASCII mode. The dump file is a binary file. You should explicitly tell your FTP utility that the file is a binary file. The following example shows how to do just that:
- ftp (invoke the 'ftp' command line utility)
- open unix_server.acme.com
- Sign on with username and password.
- bin (this ftp command will force the transfer to be in binary mode)
- get exp.dmp
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