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From Carl Steinbach <c...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: alter external table location with new namenode address
Date Fri, 24 Aug 2012 19:52:41 GMT
Directly accessing the metastore schema is generally not a good idea.
Instead I recommend using the ALTER TABLE SET LOCATION command:

https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/Hive/LanguageManual+DDL#LanguageManualDDL-AlterTable%2FPartitionLocation

Thanks.

Carl

On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 10:56 AM, Alok Kumar <alokawi@gmail.com> wrote:

> Bejoy,
>
> Thank you for your help.
> updated metastore n its working fine.
>
> Regards
> -Alok
>
> On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 5:40 PM, Bejoy KS <bejoy_ks@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Yes you need to update the metastore db directly for this to be in
> effect.
> >
> > Regards
> > Bejoy KS
> >
> > Sent from handheld, please excuse typos.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Alok Kumar <alokawi@gmail.com>
> > Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 13:30:36
> > To: <user@hbase.apache.org>; <user@hive.apache.org>
> > Reply-To: user@hive.apache.org
> > Subject: alter external table location with new namenode address
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > We have hive external table mapped to hbase, now moving
> > from pseudo distributed to fully distributed hadoop cluster.
> >
> > found that hive queries are still pointing to older namenode address
> > ie: hdfs://localhost:9000/user/hive/warehouse/<table-name> as it stores
> > full uri in its derby metastore.
> >
> > Q . what would be the best way to set new namenode address?
> >
> >  Alter table command on hive shell to set hdfs location is only
> > possible for native tables!!
> > should i update derby "DB_LOCATION_URI" column directly?
> >
> > Your help/suggestion is highly appreciated
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Alok
> >
> >
>

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