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Some of the well known quirks for the Sqoop2 integration test suite is documented here so that developers can be aware of what to expect when running

How To run integration tests?

We recommend not running integration tests from your IDE - there can be some strange and unexpected errors there.

You can run the entire integration test suite with from the root directory:

This will however also run the unit tests and hence it will take some time. If you want to iteratively run only the integration tests (all or just subset), you need to install Sqoop artifacts to your local maven cache:

Then you can run just the integration tests with: (This will skip the unit tests)

Assuming that you've installed the Sqoop artifacts into local maven cache, you can run one simple test using: (notice that for one test we're using target test rather then integration-test)

mvn clean test -pl test -Dtest=org.apache.sqoop.integration.connector.kafka.FromRDBMSToKafkaTest

There are different profiles as well: slow and fast. The fast integration tests run by default, while the slow integration tests need to be explicitly ran:

How to investigate failure of the integration tests?

Sqoop integration tests are truly integration - we run separate tomcat process with Sqoop 2 server and Hadoop MiniClusters to emulate real cluster as much as possible while still running on one single node. This is however making troubleshooting a bit difficult as various logs are on different places (as would be the case for real cluster). List of various important logs:


Main testng log. It will contain any code executed directly from the test Java Class - helper methods creating or inserting data to databases will log here

In addition this log will contain logs from MiniClusters - e.g. logs from HDFS/Mapreduce/YARN daemons.

Tomcat log's, on production system this might be called catalina.log
Sqoop server logs (what the server is logging out)
Logs from Yarn containers (and hence mapreduce tasks). Usually it's useful to look for "syslog", "stdin", "stdout" and "stderr" files.

I'm running tests on Mac computer and my focus is stolen several times during the test execution

If you see new Java processes created UI application and stealing the focus, then you should export this property to avoid that:

export _JAVA_OPTIONS=-Djava.awt.headless=true

How to run the integration tests on LocalJobRunner instead of MiniCluster

To run with local mapreduce (faster and theoretically you should be able to attach a debugger): 

But there may be some quirks with HadoopLocalRunner and is not always recommended, but its way faster than the default minicluster option

mvn clean integration-test -pl test -Dsqoop.hadoop.runner.class=org.apache.sqoop.test.hadoop.HadoopLocalRunner

How does the integration test suite work? 

Minicluster ( psuedo distributed mode)

LocalMode ( localRunner mode )

In our code, this is how we detect that it is using localRunner

A good blog post explaining the modes of testing in Hadoop.

How does debug the integration tests? 




What DB does integration tests use today for storing the Sqoop entities ?

By default it is embedded Derby 


NOTE: Even though there are other providers such as  MySQLProvider and PostgreSQLProvider, they are not used in any of the tests.

What are the datasets we use in some of the integration tests ?

Anything that extends the following base class


Where to look for MR Job related logs in the integration tests?

Look under

/path/to/sqoop2/test/target under your source folder. Inside each of the MiniMRCluster_XXXX folders there will sub folders and logs.


For a specific test :

What happens when integration tests are abruptly terminated due to CTRL + C or failures?


Please look for zombie java processes and kill them all before running the integration tests. Currently the cluster does not cleanly shutdown.
If zombie java exists, please kill them before starting integration tests next time, because these zombie java processes will hold the ports (such as 12000, 8080, 1527) and the following integration test could not obtain these ports. Then the following integration test will be stuck.

Unusual Tomcat failed to start issue found?

First check the tomcat.log under /path/to/sqoop//test/target/sqoop-cargo-tests/ org.apache.sqoop.integration.connector.jdbc.generic.FromRDBMSToHDFSTest/testBasic/log/tomcat.log

AM org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina stopServerSEVERE: Catalina.stop: /var/folders/l8/hyl1hnqj3vq57gdf8f9nb0740000gp/T/cargo/conf/conf/server.xml (No such file or directory) at Method) at<init>( at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.stopServer( at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(

Solution : Nuke the directory /var/folders/l8/hyl1hnqj3vq57gdf8f9nb0740000gp/T/cargo 


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