Hive - Scratch Directory

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Scratch space for Hive jobs.

This directory is used by Hive to store:

  • the plans for different map/reduce stages for the query
  • intermediate outputs of plan operations


Default value

The default value is /tmp/hive



conf value


bin/hive or bin/beeline --hiveconf hive.exec.scratchdir=/tmp/mydir


winutils.exe chmod -R 777 c:\tmp\hive 

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