Ø Set the RECORDLENGTH parameter to a high value (e.g. 64K)
Ø Stop unnecessary applications to free-up resources for your job.
Ø If you run multiple export sessions, ensure they write to different physical disks.
Ø DO NOT exports to an NFS mount filesystem. It will take forever.
Ø Create an indexfile so that you can create indexes AFTER you have imported data. Do this by setting INDEXFILE to a filename and then import. No data will be imported but a file containing index definitions will be created. You must edit this file afterwards and supply the passwords for the schemas on all CONNECT statements.
Ø Place the file to be imported on a separate physical disk from the oracle data files
Ø Increase DB_CACHE_SIZE (DB_BLOCK_BUFFERS prior to 9i) considerably in the init$SID.ora file
Ø Set the LOG_BUFFER to a big value and restart oracle.
Ø Stop redo log archiving if it is running (ALTER DATABASE NOARCHIVELOG)
Ø Create a BIG tablespace with a BIG rollback segment inside. Set all other rollback segments offline (except the SYSTEM rollback segment of course). The rollback segment must be as big as your biggest table (I think?)
Ø Use COMMIT=N in the import parameter file if you can afford it
Ø Use ANALYZE=N in the import parameter file to avoid time consuming ANALYZE statements
Ø Remember to run the indexfile previously created
Thanks – Shivmohan Purohit