Reply
Expert Contributor
Posts: 109
Registered: ‎05-19-2016
Accepted Solution

Sqoop import with warehouse-dir argument

[ Edited ]

I am using --warehouse-dir argument for loading data in HDFS before sqoop puts it into hive. I am running all my sqoop jobs through oozie.

Now, if the task fails for some reason, it is reattempted and the problem here is that the warehouse dir created by previous task is still there and the task re-attempt fails with error : output directory already exists.

I understand I could use direct argument to skip intermediate loading in HDFS step but I need to use drop import hive delims argument as well and that's not supported with Hive. Advice, please? It's important.

Expert Contributor
Posts: 133
Registered: ‎01-08-2018

Re: Sqoop import with warehouse-dir argument

This is a normal behavior.

You should either create dynamic folder name (e.g. output_dir_timestamp) but you may end up having a lot of directories, or add an HDFS action to delete the HDFS directory, just before the sqoop action. I recomend the last approach.

Highlighted
Expert Contributor
Posts: 109
Registered: ‎05-19-2016

Re: Sqoop import with warehouse-dir argument

using --delete-target-dir argument worked for me

Announcements
New solutions