If I take a given data directories. The directories contain a data file that is rc format and only contains one character "1".
Create the table over the directories using the following command:
I add these directories to a table for example j1 using the following commands:
I then do the following command to the first partition:
Hive changes the partition location from on hdfs
However it does not update the partition location in the metastore and partition is then lost to the table. It is hard to find this out until you start querying your data and notice there is missing data. The table even still shows the partition when you do "show partitions".