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Apache Sqoop

— Avro import does not support compression.

It is not possible to compress Avro data files for Sqoop imports. The -z, --compress, and --compression-codec options are not honored.

Bug: SQOOP-428

Severity: Low

Resolution: Fixed in CDH4 Beta 2

Workaround: Use uncompressed files, or reprocess Avro data files to compress them

Bug: <externally accessible Jira number>

Severity: Low, medium, High

Anticipated Resolution: To be fixed in an upcoming release, Unknown, None planned, Document