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From Jeff Hansen <dsche...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: collectorSink is always using default from flume-conf.xml
Date Fri, 09 Sep 2011 21:14:32 GMT
Sorry, I should have also mentioned that the output itself is coming
out in the raw format (consistent with the xml config rather than the
runtime config)

On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 4:10 PM, Jeff Hansen <dscheffy@gmail.com> wrote:
> When I configure a collectorSink to use a format different from the
> default specified in the flume-conf.xml file, it continues to use the
> default.  I get the following error
> 2011-09-09 16:02:29,059 [Roll-TriggerThread-0] WARN conf.FlumeBuilder:
> Deprecated syntax: Expected a format spec but instead had a (String)
> raw
> even though I'm using the following combination of configurations.  Is
> the xml file configuration supposed to supercede that of the runtime
> configuration?
> I'm running version "Flume 0.9.4-cdh3u1"
> Here's the complete startup script I'm using:
>    #!/bin/sh
>    gnome-terminal -e "flume master"
>    sleep 10
>    flume shell -c localhost -e "exec config agent
> 'tail(\"/var/log/apache2/access.log\")' '[console,
> collectorSink(\"hdfs://localhost/flume/avro/\",\"log\",60000,avrojson)]'"
>    gnome-terminal -e "flume node -n agent"
> Here's the appropriate entry from my flume-conf.xml file:
>  <property>
>    <name>flume.collector.output.format</name>
>    <value>raw</value>
>    <description>The output format for the data written by a Flume
>    collector node.  There are several formats available:
>      syslog - outputs events in a syslog-like format
>      log4j - outputs events in a pattern similar to Hadoop's log4j pattern
>      raw - Event body only.  This is most similar to copying a file but
>        does not preserve any uniqifying metadata like host/timestamp/nanos.
>      avro - Avro Native file format.  Default currently is uncompressed.
>      avrojson - this outputs data as json encoded by avro
>      avrodata - this outputs data as a avro binary encoded data
>      debug - used only for debugging
>    </description>
>  </property>

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