Type: New Feature
Resolution: Won't Fix
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None
From the mailing list:
That would be a real nice feature though, imagine going to the shell,
and requesting a dump of your table.
> load into outfile/hdfs '/tmp/table_a' from table_a
Or something similar.
> load from outfile/hdfs – could power bulk uploader
Further discussion suggested that for large tables, the commands should launch a MR job (assuming a JobTracker is available).