Create a table with data in an encrypted zone 1 and then rename it to encrypted zone 2.
hive> alter table encdb1.testtbl rename to encdb2.testtbl;
FAILED: Execution Error, return code 1 from org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.exec.DDLTask. Unable to alter table. Unable to access old location hdfs://node-1.example.com:8020/apps/hive/warehouse/encdb1.db/testtbl for table encdb1.testtbl
Even though the command errors out the table is renamed. I think the right behavior should be to not rename the table at all including the metadata.