[Flume Cookbook] Installing Apache Flume

Lets look at installing Apache Flume. Download the binary version from http://flume.apache.org/download.html

Once downloaded, extract the tar.gz in a directory. We shall refer this directory as FLUME_HOME

bash-3.2$ tar zvxf apache-flume-1.4.0-bin.tar.gz

After extracting, we get a folder structure like this

Flume Directory Structure

Flume Directory Structure

Here is a brief description of the contents

  • bin - contains startup script
  • conf - contains configuration templates
  • docs - contains documentation
  • lib - contains dependent jars
  • tools - contains log4j appender implementation

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