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Hive replication bootstrap

DLM allows you to replicate Hive databases from a source cluster to a target location on a destination cluster.

When you initiate the replication of Hive data, all of the data from the source location is copied to the destination. This bootstrapping of data can take hours to days, depending on factors such as the amount of data being copied and available network bandwidth. Subsequent replication jobs from the same source location to the same target on the destination are incremental, so only the changed data is copied.

If a bootstrap replication is interrupted, such as due to a network failure or an unrecoverable error, DLM automatically retries the job. If a retry succeeds, the replication job continues from the point at which it was interrupted. If the automatic retries are not successful, you must manually correct the problem before running the policy again. When you activate the policy again, the replication job resumes from the point at which it was suspended.

After the bootstrap replication succeeds, an incremental replication is automatically performed. This job synchronizes, between the source and destination clusters, any events that occurred during the bootstrap process. After the data is synchronized, the replicated data is ready for use on the destination.

External tables, ACID tables, storage handler-based tables (such as HBase), and column statistics are not currently replicated.