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From Maximilian Michels <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Checking for existance of output directory/files before running a batch job
Date Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:23:49 GMT
Hi Niels,

The problem is that such method only works reliably if the cluster
configuration, e.g. Flink and Hadoop config files, are present on the
client machine. Also, the environment variables have to be set
correctly. This is usually not the case when working from the IDE. But
seems like your code is really in the jar which you execute against
/bin/flink, so everything should be configured then. If so, you can
add the following before your existing code:

Configuration config = GlobalConfiguration.loadConfiguration();
FileSystem.setDefaultScheme(config);

Then you're good to go. We could think about adding this code to
ExecutionEnvironment. The main problem, however, is that the location
of the config file has to be supplied when working from an IDE, where
the environment variables are usually not set.*

Cheers,
Max

* You can use GlobalConfiguration.loadConfiguration("/path/to/config/directory")
from the IDE to load the config. Alternatively, set FLINK_CONF_DIR
environment variable.

On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 10:55 AM, Niels Basjes <Niels@basjes.nl> wrote:
> Yes, that did the trick. Thanks.
> I was using a relative path without any FS specification.
> So my path was "foo" and on the cluster this resolves to
> "hdfs:///user/nbasjes/foo"
> Locally this resolved to "file:///home/nbasjes/foo" and hence the mismatch I
> was looking at.
>
> For now I can work with this fine.
>
> Yet I think having a method on the ExecutionEnvironment instance
> 'getFileSystem()' that would return me the actual filesystem against which
> my job "is going to be executed" would solve this in an easier way. That way
> I can use a relative path (i.e. "foo") and run it anywhere (local, Yarn,
> Mesos, etc.) without any problems.
>
> What do you guys think?
> Is this desirable? Possible?
>
> Niels.
>
>
>
> On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 3:22 PM, Robert Metzger <rmetzger@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>> Ooops. Looks like Google Mail / Apache / the internet needs 13 minutes to
>> deliver an email.
>> Sorry for double answering.
>>
>> On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 3:07 PM, Maximilian Michels <mxm@apache.org>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> HI Niels,
>>>
>>> Have you tried specifying the fully-qualified path? The default is the
>>> local file system.
>>>
>>> For example, hdfs:///path/to/foo
>>>
>>> If that doesn't work, do you have the same Hadoop configuration on the
>>> machine where you test?
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Max
>>>
>>> On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 2:02 PM, Niels Basjes <Niels@basjes.nl> wrote:
>>> > Hi,
>>> >
>>> > I have a batch job that I run on yarn that creates files in HDFS.
>>> > I want to avoid running this job at all if the output already exists.
>>> >
>>> > So in my code (before submitting the job into yarn-session) I do this:
>>> >
>>> >     String directory = "foo";
>>> >
>>> >     Path directory = new Path(directoryName);
>>> >     FileSystem fs = directory.getFileSystem();
>>> >
>>> >     if (!fs.exists(directory)) {
>>> >
>>> >         // run the job
>>> >
>>> >     }
>>> >
>>> > What I found is that this code apparently checks the 'wrong' file
>>> > system. (I
>>> > always get 'false' even if it exists in hdfs)
>>> >
>>> > I checked the API of the execution environment yet I was unable to get
>>> > the
>>> > 'correct' filesystem from there.
>>> >
>>> > What is the proper way to check this?
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > --
>>> > Best regards / Met vriendelijke groeten,
>>> >
>>> > Niels Basjes
>>
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Best regards / Met vriendelijke groeten,
>
> Niels Basjes

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