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From "Tsz Wo (Nicholas), SZE (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-3873) DistCp should have an option for limiting the number of files/bytes being copied
Date Fri, 08 Aug 2008 18:29:44 GMT

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Tsz Wo (Nicholas), SZE commented on HADOOP-3873:
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How about we add two new options "-filelimit n" and "-sizelimit n" to distcp?

> DistCp should have an option for limiting the number of files/bytes being copied
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-3873
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-3873
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: tools/distcp
>            Reporter: Tsz Wo (Nicholas), SZE
>
> A single DistCp command may potentially copies a huge number of files/bytes.  In such
case, DistCp will run a long time and there is no way stop it nicely.  It would be good if
DistCp have an option to limit the number of files/bytes being copied.  Once the limit is
reached, DistCp will terminate and return success.  All files copied are guaranteed to be
good and there is no partially copied file.

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