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From hadoopman <>
Subject Re: Strategy for Loading Apache Logs
Date Tue, 10 May 2011 22:28:37 GMT
You're pretty much going to overwrite the partition every time you want 
to add data to it.  I wish there was an append but there isn't.  We're 
basically doing it the same way you are (looking at your insert statement).

The challenge I'm running into (doing the same thing you are) is when 
I'm bulk loading historical logs into hadoop/hive I see heap memory 
errors appear.  However when I load smaller batches I rarely see those 
same out of memory errors go away.  I'm curious if you (or anyone) has a 
better way of loading historicals.

On 05/10/2011 11:56 AM, bichonfrise74 wrote:
> Hi,
> My end goal is to load the daily Apache logs. I wish to partition it 
> by date and the group has helped me in giving some advices, but it 
> seems that I am still stuck.
> My "daily Apache logs" can contain dates for 2 days ago, yesterday, 
> and today. So, what I did was I created a staging_weblog table and 
> used hive (using SerDe) to load the logs without any partition. Then I 
> ran a select distinct to get all the unique dates. And I converted 
> this date into YYYY-MM-DD format.
> After this I created a multi-insert statement like this:
> from staging_weblog
> insert overwrite table real_weblog
> partition ( logdate = '<yyyy-mm-dd>')
> select * where regexp_extract( logtime, '([^:]*):.*', 1) = 'dd/MMM/yyyy'
> The above works fine if there is no existing partition. But if there 
> is an existing partition, then it 'overwrites' and replace the old 
> partition with the new one. The 'overwrite' keyword is mandatory based 
> on the documentation. But I wish to just append the data to the 
> existing partition.
> Has anyone solved this problem before?
> Or let me ask a general question, how do you load your daily Apache 
> logs into Hadoop so that you can use Hive to process the data?

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