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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 2.6.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: distcp
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      To ensure consistency in the datasets on HDFS, some projects like file formats on Hive do HDFS operations in a particular order. For example, if a file format uses an index file, a new version of the index file will only be written to HDFS after all files mentioned by the index are written to HDFS.

      When we do distcp, it's important to preserve that consistency, so that we don't break those file formats.

      A typical solution for that is to create a HDFS Snapshot beforehand, and only distcp the Snapshot. That could work well if the user has superuser privilege to make the directory snapshottable.

      If not, then it will be beneficial to have a cutoff time for distcp, so that distcp only copy files modified on/before that cutoff time.

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              • Assignee:
                zshao Zheng Shao
                Reporter:
                zshao Zheng Shao
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