REPL DUMP is fine. Load seems to be throwing exception:
REPL Load statement:
This is an issue with Hive unable to handle path without schema/authority input for "hive.repl.replica.external.table.base.dir".
Here the input was 'hive.repl.replica.external.table.base.dir'='/tmp/someNewloc/','.
If we set a fully qualified HDFS path (such as hdfs://<host>:<port:/tmp/someNewloc/), then it works fine.
Need to fix it in Hive to accept path without schema/authority and obtain it from local cluster.