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Re: Writing small files to one big file in hdfs
I'd recommend making a SequenceFile[1] to store each XML file as a value.

-Joey

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http://hadoop.apache.org/common/docs/r1.0.0/api/org/apache/hadoop/io/SequenceFile.html

On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 12:15 PM, Mohit Anchlia <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:

> We have small xml files. Currently I am planning to append these small
> files to one file in hdfs so that I can take advantage of splits, larger
> blocks and sequential IO. What I am unsure is if it's ok to append one file
> at a time to this hdfs file
>
> Could someone suggest if this is ok? Would like to know how other do it.
>

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