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From Vinod Singh <vi...@vinodsingh.com>
Subject Re: Hive scratch dir not cleaning up
Date Fri, 01 Jun 2012 08:34:59 GMT
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.

Thanks,
Vinod

http://blog.vinodsingh.com/

On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 1:58 PM, Ruben de Vries <ruben.devries@hyves.nl>wrote:

> Hey Hivers,****
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> I’m almost ready to replace our old hadoop implementation with a
> implementation using Hive,****
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> Now I’ve ran into (hopefully) my last problem; my /tmp/hive-hduser dir is
> getting kinda big!****
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> 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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> <property>****
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>   <name>hive.start.cleanup.scratchdir</name>****
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>   <value>true</value>****
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> </property>****
>

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