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  1. Crunch
  2. CRUNCH-660

FileTargetImpl uses Distcp vs FileUtils.copy

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 1.0.0
    • Component/s: Core
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      So for handling multiple runtimes I'm not sure there is a way to solve this but documenting as a JIRA regardless.

      If you are running in a multi-cluster environment where you might want to read data from one cluster and then write the output on another cluster (e.g. generating HFiles to be loaded into a separate HBase cluster), the performance of moving files is noticeable. Specifically due to the fact that the moving of the files happens in the launcher/driver process versus as part of the node execution it seems.[1]

      An efficient option would be to kick off a DistCp instead but that would tie the target directly to a runtime which is not a great approach.

      [1] - https://github.com/apache/crunch/blob/5609b014378d3460a55ce25522f0c00659872807/crunch-core/src/main/java/org/apache/crunch/io/impl/FileTargetImpl.java#L157

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              • Assignee:
                jwills Josh Wills
                Reporter:
                mkwhitacre Micah Whitacre
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