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HDP on Linux – Installation Forum

Hive check execute failed HDP1.3

  • #41876
    Kobi Attia


    I ran the installation of cluster in ambari, everything was installed correctly until the point “Hive check execute”, I get this Error:
    notice: /Stage[2]/Hdp-hcat::Hcat::Service_check/Exec[ prepare]/returns: SLF4J: See for an explanation.
    notice: /Stage[2]/Hdp-hcat::Hcat::Service_check/Exec[ prepare]/returns: SLF4J: Actual binding is of type [org.slf4j.impl.Log4jLoggerFactory]
    notice: /Stage[2]/Hdp-hcat::Hcat::Service_check/Exec[ prepare]/returns: FAILED: Execution Error, return code 1 from org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.exec.DDLTask. MetaException(message:javax.jdo.JDODataStoreException: An exception was thrown while adding/validating class(es) : Specified key was too long; max key length is 767 bytes
    notice: /Stage[2]/Hdp-hcat::Hcat::Service_check/Exec[ prepare]/returns: com.mysql.jdbc.exceptions.MySQLSyntaxErrorException: Specified key was too long; max key length is 767 bytes
    notice: /Stage[2]/Hdp-hcat::Hcat::Service_check/Exec[ prepare]/returns: at com.mysql.jdbc.SQLError.createSQLException(
    notice: /Stage[2]/Hdp-hcat::Hcat::Service_check/Exec[ prepare]/returns: at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.checkErrorPacket(
    notice: /Stage[2]/Hdp-hcat::Hcat::Service_check/Exec[ prepare]/returns: at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.sendCommand(
    notice: /Stage[2]/Hdp-hcat::Hcat::Service_check/Exec[ prepare]/returns: at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.sqlQueryDirect(

    Thank for any help!


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  • #42228
    Kobi Attia


    Problem: Hive throws above exception when old version of MySQL is used as hive metastore.

    Solution: Set Latin1 as the charset for metastore
    mysql> alter database metastore character set latin1.


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