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Standalone Metastore shuts unexpectedly and can't find service file

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I configured standalone metastore for presto but I cannot find a service file for it. In order to run metastore I have to run - 

./bin/start-metastore &>null &

This does not help as the metastore goes down unexpectedly in sometime

I can't find a hive-metastore service file as well 

I need to run metastore for presto

@mszurap Please let me know if u can help me with this


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Hi @pragz 

Not sure how you usually start HMS, but I would start with something like:
./bin/start-metastore >/var/tmp/hms-stdout.log 2>/var/tmp/hms-stderr.log




nohup ./bin/start-metastore >/var/tmp/hms-stdout.log 2>/var/tmp/hms-stderr.log &


to start in the background.

With that you should have a separate stdout and and stderr logfile.

If a process suddenly exits, usually it is because the OS killed it, so look in dmesg or messages if there is a sign for the oomkiller.

Also check your $HIVE_CONF_DIR/ is there and verify where the ordinary log4j based HMS logging messages are going.


Hope this helps.