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From "Riesland, Zack" <>
Subject RE: Permissions Question
Date Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:34:09 GMT

This is EXACTLY what I needed. Thanks!

From: Gabriel Reid []
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 1:40 AM
Subject: Re: Permissions Question

Hi Zack,

There are two options that I know of, and I think that both of them should work.

First is that you can supply a custom output directory to the bulk loader using the -o parameter
(see In this way you can ensure that the output
directory doesn't automatically change every time you run the jar.

The second is that you should be able to supply the parameter -Dfs.permissions.umask-mode=000
to the bulk load tool (before any other parameters). This manipulates the umask with which
the files will be written, making the output readable and writable by everyone (which then
allows hbase to move it under its own directory structure).

Assuming that at least one of these works for you (or even if they don't), could you add a
ticket in the Phoenix JIRA ( so that we can
track getting a more structural fix for this issue?

- Gabriel

On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 4:53 PM Riesland, Zack <<>>
Thanks Krishna,

The hfiles are stored in, for example, /tmp/daa6119d-f49e-485e-a6fe-1405d9c3f2a4/<structure
based on table name>

‘tmp’ is owned by ‘hdfs’ in group ‘hdfs’.

‘daa6119d-f49e-485e-a6fe-1405d9c3f2a4’ is owned by my script user (‘user1’ for example)
in group ‘hdfs’.

I cannot run the script as ‘hbase’, and the name of the folder (‘daa6119d-f49e-485e-a6fe-1405d9c3f2a4’
in this case) will change each time I run the jar, so explicitly doing a chown on that folder
won’t help.

Do you know what change I need to make to ‘user1’ so that hfiles created by him will write
to hbase?

From: Krishna [<>]
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2015 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: Permissions Question

The owner of the directory containing HFiles should be 'hbase' user and ownership can set
using 'chown' command.

On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 7:12 AM, Riesland, Zack <<>>
I’ve been running CsvBulkLoader as ‘hbase’ and that has worked well.

But I now need to integrate with some scripts that will be run as another user.

When I run under a different account, the CsvBulkLoader runs and creates the HFiles, but then
encounters permission issues attempting to write the data to HBase.

Can someone point me in the right direction for solving this?

How can I give ‘hbase’ write permissions to a different user?


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