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From Ruben de Vries <>
Subject RE: Hive scratch dir not cleaning up
Date Fri, 01 Jun 2012 08:45:54 GMT
So I should write a job which cleans up 1 month old results or something like that?

From: Vinod Singh [] 
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2012 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: Hive scratch dir not cleaning up

Hive deletes job contents from the scratch directory on completion of the job. Though failed
/ killed jobs leave data there, which needs to be removed manually.

On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 1:58 PM, Ruben de Vries <> wrote:
Hey Hivers,
I’m almost ready to replace our old hadoop implementation with a implementation using Hive,
Now I’ve ran into (hopefully) my last problem; my /tmp/hive-hduser dir is getting kinda
It doesn’t seem to cleanup this tmp files, googling for it I run into some tickets about
a cleanup setting, should I enable this with the below setting?
Why doesn’t it do that by default? Am I the only one somehow racking up a lot of space with
tmp files?

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