ERROR: permission denied for storage location

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Re: ERROR: permission denied for storage location

Post by seanarcher7 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:34 pm

Hi All,

We have resolved this. In Vertica, only a super user (or sudo) can copy the data. See the following from manual:
Only a superuser can use the COPY statement to bulk load data. The COPY exceptions to requiring a superuser to bulk load data files are to run copy to load from a stream on the host (such as STDIN) rather than a file (see Streaming Data via JDBC), or to use the COPY statement with its
FROM LOCAL option. A non-superuser can also perform a standard batch insert using a prepared statement, which invokes COPY as a background task to load data.
So, we need to add the word 'local' to the copy command. The below modification will work.

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copy wdrake.copy_test from local '/home/wdrake/my.txt' direct no escape null as '\N';

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Re: ERROR: permission denied for storage location

Post by JimKnicely » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:53 pm

Thanks for the update! I'm sure it'll help others!

Here's a link to an older post on the same subject:

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