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upload files from local computer to sandbox

  • #38709
    Matt Workman

    Hi, I am new to Hadoop and HDP so please forgive my basic question. I am trying to load a text file from my local computer to the HDP 1.3 Sandbox VM. I am trying to use PIG to do this. Here is the command:

    fs -copyFromLocal file://c:\temp\REST_Log.txt hdfs://sandbox:8020/user/hue/

    The error I am getting is here:

    copyFromLocal: Can not create a Path from an empty string

    So my question is how can I format my command to make this work? Is PIG the right thing to use to do this? Is there some other way I can accomplish this?

    My end goal is to create a script that will pull CSV files from a network path and load them into HDFS on my sandbox.

    Thanks for your help and time!!


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  • #38906

    Hi Matt,

    CopyFromLocal is not going to work here as this is direct from the FileSystem. You would need to write a java programme which calls HDFS so you can run this locally (along with having the JAR files locally)
    You’re easiest way would be to write a pig script as you have done which loads the files from a directory and sftp the files from your local desktop to there.

    I hope this makes sense,



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