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From "Dave Beech (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CRUNCH-218) Add new Target.WriteMode to skip the write and continue pipeline if an output target exists
Date Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:32:20 GMT

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Dave Beech commented on CRUNCH-218:
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Brilliant - thanks Josh. Will give it a go tomorrow. 
                
> Add new Target.WriteMode to skip the write and continue pipeline if an output target
exists
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CRUNCH-218
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CRUNCH-218
>             Project: Crunch
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Core
>    Affects Versions: 0.6.0
>            Reporter: Dave Beech
>            Assignee: Josh Wills
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: CRUNCH-218b.patch, CRUNCH-218c.patch, CRUNCH-218.patch
>
>
> Quite often I write pipelines which persist data to the filesystem midway through the
process, and then carry on doing further work. 
> If this intermediate data is already present, I think it would be good if I could set
a write mode which skips over this first half of processing. This way I'd avoid running jobs
unnecessarily and wasting cluster resources regenerating data I already have. 
> Example:
> PCollection<B> inter = pipeline.read(source).parallelDo(something).parallelDo(somethingElse);
> inter.write(At.sequenceFile('output'), WriteMode.SKIP_IF_EXISTS);
> PCollection<C> final = inter.parallelDo(moreWork);
>  

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