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From "Raghavendra K" <raghavendr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Append data in hdfs_write
Date Thu, 27 Mar 2008 07:02:45 GMT
Thanks for the reply.
Does this mean that once I close a file, I can open it only for reading?
And if I reopen the same file to write any data then the old data will be
lost and again its as good as a new file being created with the same name?

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 12:23 PM, dhruba Borthakur <dhruba@yahoo-inc.com>

> HDFS files, once closed, cannot be reopened for writing. See HADOOP-1700
> for more details.
> Thanks,
> dhruba
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Raghavendra K [mailto:raghavendra83@gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 11:29 PM
> To: core-user@hadoop.apache.org
> Subject: Append data in hdfs_write
> Hi,
>  I am using
> hdfsWrite to write data onto a file.
> Whenever I close the file and re open it for writing it will start
> writing
> from the position 0 (rewriting the old data).
> Is there any way to append data onto a file using hdfsWrite.
> I cannot use hdfsTell because it works only when opened in RDONLY mode
> and
> also I dont know the number of bytes written onto the file previously.
> Please throw some light onto it.
> --
> Regards,
> Raghavendra K

Raghavendra K

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