Basic Description

Last updated: 2020-04-03 15:33:49

DistCp (distributed copy) is a tool used for large inter/intra-cluster copying. It uses MapReduce to effect its distribution, error handling and recovery, and reporting. It expands a list of files and directories into input to map tasks, each of which will copy a partition of the files specified in the source list. It is a file migration tool that comes with Hadoop.