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Chapter 10. Appendix A: Upgrading from the Spark Tech Preview

When moving from the Spark Tech Preview to the full HDP version of Spark, make sure that the hive.metastore.uris property in your hive-site.xml file is set to the Hive Metastore URI in your cluster. The hive-site.xml file typically resides in /usr/hdp/current/spark-client/conf/.


    <description>URI for client to contact metastore server</description>

When you install Spark 1.3.1 using Ambari or the manual installation process, Spark creates and populates the hive-site.xml file -- you no longer need to create hive-site.xml.