Sqoop import to hive table is somehow to hdfs


I need to do an import from mysql table departments to hive table departments_hive, here is the script:

sqoop import
–connect jdbc:mysql://ms.itversity.com:3306/retail_db
–hive-table departments_hive

I got the following error:
18/02/01 15:54:24 ERROR tool.ImportTool: Encountered IOException running import job: org.apache.hadoop.mapred.FileAlreadyExistsException: Output directory hdfs://nn01.itversity.com:8020/user/paslechoix/departments already exists

So it seems the command is trying to output to hdfs instead of hive despite I have the hive options.

What am I missing or wrong here?

Thank you very much.


its seems you are missing to give hive-database. include hive-database and try running the command and update if you have any issues. thanks


its seems the table is already exist … either drop the table in hive or give hive-overwrite


clear the staging table in user/paslechoix/departments

Lab is NOT working for me, can someone please sort it out ASAP? Thanks