This is the documentation for CDH 4.7.1. Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

Cloudera Manager 4 and CDH 4 have reached End of Maintenance (EOM) on August 9, 2015. Cloudera will not support or provide patches for any of the Cloudera Manager 4 or CDH 4 releases after that date.

Installing the JDBC Drivers

Sqoop does not ship with third party JDBC drivers. You must download them separately and save them to the /var/lib/sqoop/ directory. The following sections show how to install the most common JDBC Drivers.

Installing the MySQL JDBC Driver

Download the MySQL JDBC driver from You will need to sign up for an account if you don't already have one, and log in, before you can download it. Then copy it to the /var/lib/sqoop/ directory. For example:

$ sudo cp mysql-connector-java-version/mysql-connector-java-version-bin.jar /var/lib/sqoop/
  • At the time of publication, version was 5.1.25, but the version may have changed by the time you read this.

Installing the Oracle JDBC Driver

You can download the JDBC Driver from the Oracle website, for example You must accept the license agreement before you can download the driver. Download the ojdbc6.jar file and copy it to /var/lib/sqoop/ directory:

$ sudo cp ojdbc6.jar /var/lib/sqoop/

Installing the Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver

Download the Microsoft SQL Server JDBC driver from and copy it to the /var/lib/sqoop/ directory. For example:

$ curl -L '' | tar xz
$ sudo cp sqljdbc_4.0/enu/sqljdbc4.jar /var/lib/sqoop/

Installing the PostgreSQL JDBC Driver

Download the PostgreSQL JDBC driver from and copy it to the /var/lib/sqoop/ directory. For example:

$ curl -L '' -o postgresql-9.2-1002.jdbc4.jar
$ sudo cp postgresql-9.2-1002.jdbc4.jar /var/lib/sqoop/
This page last updated August 5, 2015