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From Bryan Bende <>
Subject Re: PutParquet fails - "Could not rename file"
Date Thu, 30 Nov 2017 22:41:02 GMT

I haven't verified this against HDFS yet, but this may be a bug in the

The value of "Overwrite Files" is being passed to the Parquet Writer
to put it in "overwrite" mode, but since we first write a temp file,
but this would only help to overwrite the temp file if it was already

Then we try to rename the temp file to the final name, and at this
point it fails because a file with the final name already exists. We
should be deleting the existing file before the rename when the file
already exists.

There is a unit test that tests this and passes, but it would be
running against a local filesystem so maybe it somehow behaves
differently than HDFS would.


On Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 5:08 PM, VinShar <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am exploring NiFi and was trying to use it to save data in HDFS in Parquet
> format. I used PutParquet processor for the same. I am able to write a new
> file to HDFS but if i try to overwrite an existing one then i get below
> exception ("Overwrite Files" property of processor was set to true). I have
> also attached screenshot of flow. I used UpdateAttribute processor to rename
> flow file to a constant name so that flow always overwrites existing file. I
> can see dot file getting created in hdfs but it gets deleted after failure
> which i think is right. File permissions are not an issue, file was created
> by NiFi and if i use GetHDFS processor then it is able to get the file and
> delete it from HDFS.
> I will appreciate any pointers to resolve this issue.
> 2017-11-30 19:49:12,900 ERROR [Timer-Driven Process Thread-5]
> o.a.nifi.processors.parquet.PutParquet
> PutParquet[id=46f35988-1e6a-36ec-89ff-6400608bee87] Failed to write due to
> org.apache.nifi.processors.hadoop.exception.FailureException: Could not
> rename file /user/nifi/.gg_usr_test to its final filename: {}
> org.apache.nifi.processors.hadoop.exception.FailureException: Could not
> rename file /user/nifi/.gg_usr_test to its final filename
>         at
> org.apache.nifi.processors.hadoop.AbstractPutHDFSRecord.rename(
>         at
> org.apache.nifi.processors.hadoop.AbstractPutHDFSRecord.lambda$onTrigger$1(
>         at Method)
>         at
> <>
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