Configuring Cloud Data Access
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Configure ADLS Gen1 storage locations

After configuring access to ADLS Gen1, you can optionally use that storage account as a base storage location; this storage location is mainly for the Hive Warehouse Directory (used for storing the table data for managed tables).


  1. When creating a cluster, on the Cloud Storage page in the advanced cluster wizard view, select Use existing ADLS storage and enter information related to your storage account, as described in the instructions for configuring access to ADLS Gen1.
  2. Under Storage Locations, enable Configure Storage Locations by clicking the button.
  3. Provide your existing directory name under Base Storage Location.

    Make sure that the container already exists within the account.

  4. Under Path for Hive Warehouse Directory property (hive.metastore.warehouse.dir), Cloudbreak automatically suggests a location within the directory. You may optionally update this path or select Do not configure.

    This directory structure will be created in your specified container upon the first activity in Hive.