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From Dean Wampler <>
Subject Re: Metastore question
Date Thu, 04 Apr 2013 00:30:59 GMT
Yes, the property name is misleading. The DATA is stored under that
directory (for managed tables, as opposed to external tables where you
explicit tell Hive the location). The METADATA is stored in MySQL (or other

On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 7:26 PM, Mark <> wrote:

> Trying to make sure I understand this correctly. All databases and tables
> are stored in hive.metastore.warehouse.dir but the actual metadata for
> the database and tables (columns, types, partitions, etc) are stored in the
> hive database (ie.. mysql)?
> Is that correct?

*Dean Wampler, Ph.D.*

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