Are you getting ready to do an upgrade of your OS/DB/app platforms? Were you planning on using Datapump to get it done? Did you know that the export and import of LOBs cannot execute in parallel? My Oracle Support document "DataPump Export/Import Of LOBs Are Not Executed in Parallel" in note ID 1467662.1 not only informs us of that fact but introduces us to an overview article of Oracle Large Objects for BasicFiles and SecureFiles too. Take a few minutes to read both MOS articles!