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hive and spark Job Failures because of missing blocks

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I have a problem with Spark and Hive Jobs because of missing blocks in the cluster. Cloudera Version is 5.12.0.


Error Message is: 

Caused by: org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.BlockMissingException: Could not obtain block: BP-1229449011- 


So we have actually missing blocks in the cluster. I have created a list of all missing blocks and it's locations.

The blocks in the error message are not missing. 


The problem occurs with running hive queries over ssh with "hive -e". If I run the same Statement over hue it works. Further is the replication factor of the above Block  > 1.


What could be the cause for that issue. What could I do for beter debugging the problem?

Thank you in advance,


best regards 






any update on this issue? i’m facing the same problem.

New Contributor



in my case the problem was a node with a different OS. After decomissioning the node, the error was fixed.

Maybe this information could help somebody.


Best wishes