Installing the JDBC Drivers for Sqoop 1

Sqoop 1 does not ship with third party JDBC drivers. You must download them separately and save them to the /var/lib/sqoop/ directory on the server. The following sections show how to install the most common JDBC Drivers.

Before you begin:

Make sure the /var/lib/sqoop directory exists and has the correct ownership and permissions:
mkdir -p /var/lib/sqoop
chown sqoop:sqoop /var/lib/sqoop 
chmod 755 /var/lib/sqoop

This sets permissions to drwxr-xr-x.

Installing the MySQL JDBC Driver

Download the MySQL JDBC driver from http://www.mysql.com/downloads/connector/j/5.1.html. You will need to sign up for an account if you do not 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/

Installing the Oracle JDBC Driver

You can download the JDBC Driver from the Oracle website, for example http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/jdbc-112010-090769.html. You must accept the license agreement before you can download the driver. Download the ojdbc6.jar file and copy it to the /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 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=11774 and copy it to the /var/lib/sqoop/ directory. For example:

$ curl -L 'http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/2/A/02AAE597-3865-456C-AE7F-613F99F850A8/sqljdbc_4.0.2206.100_enu.tar.gz' | tar xz
$ sudo cp sqljdbc_4.0/enu/sqljdbc4.jar /var/lib/sqoop/

Installing the PostgreSQL JDBC Driver

Download the PostgreSQL JDBC driver from http://jdbc.postgresql.org/download.html and copy it to the /var/lib/sqoop/ directory. For example:

$ curl -L 'http://jdbc.postgresql.org/download/postgresql-9.2-1002.jdbc4.jar' -o postgresql-9.2-1002.jdbc4.jar
$ sudo cp postgresql-9.2-1002.jdbc4.jar /var/lib/sqoop/