Drawbacks for direct path

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Subject: Drawbacks for direct path
Posted by:  zeb (spam@nowhere.com)
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004


It seems direct path for export and SQL Loader is always
quicker than conventional path ...

What are the drawbacks for direct path ?
Why not to use always direct path ?
When it is better to use diret path and
when it is better to use conventional path  ?

Thanks for your lights ...

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