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Where do you point spark.local.dir on a MapR installation?

Question asked by jleach on Dec 8, 2016
Latest reply on Dec 16, 2016 by maprcommunity

spark.local.dir is a variable for comma separated directories for spilling data in Spark.  I have a MapR node where 1 disk is for OS and the remainder are formatted for MapRFS, what should I do to get the other disks engaged for spill activity?  Do I need to reformat disks?


What is the best/recommended practice?

  • Have separate Spark Disks (seems a bit odd)
  • Monkey with partitioning to have space left on each disk for local temp (best?)
  • Write to MaprFS volume with replication 1?


I suspect the right answer is to partition properly up front but I thought I would ask.