19.8. FileSystem Command-Line Tools

The GeoMesa FileSystem distribution includes a set of command-line tools for feature management, ingest, export and debugging.

To install the tools, see Setting up the FileSystem Command Line Tools.

Once installed, the tools should be available through the command geomesa-fs:

$ geomesa-fs
INFO  Usage: geomesa-fs [command] [command options]
  Commands:
    ...

Commands that are common to multiple back ends are described in Command-Line Tools. The commands here are FileSystem-specific.

19.8.1. Commands

19.8.1.1. compact

Compact one or more filesystem partitions. This will merge multiple files into a single file, which may provide better query peformance.

Argument Description
-p, --path * The filesystem root path used to store data
-f, --feature-name * The name of the schema
--partitions Partitions to compact (omit to compact all partitions)
--mode One of local or distributed (to use map/reduce)
--temp-path Path to a temp directory used for working files

The --temp-path argument may be useful when working with s3 data, as s3 is slow to write to.

19.8.1.2. get-files

Displays the files for one or more filesystem partitions.

Argument Description
-p, --path * The filesystem root path used to store data
-f, --feature-name * The name of the schema
--partitions Partitions to compact (omit to list all partitions)

19.8.1.3. get-partitions

Displays the partitions for a given filesystem store.

Argument Description
-p, --path * The filesystem root path used to store data
-f, --feature-name * The name of the schema

19.8.1.4. ingest

For an overview of ingestion options, see ingest.

This command ingests files into a GeoMesa FS Datastore. Note that a “datastore” is simply a path in the filesystem. All data and metadata will be stored in the filesystem under the hierarchy of the root path.

Argument Description
-p, --path * The filesystem root path used to store data
-e, --encoding The encoding used for the underlying files. Implementations are provided for parquet and orc.
--partition-scheme Common partition scheme name (e.g. daily, z2) or path to a file containing a scheme config
--num-reducers Number of reducers to use (required for distributed ingest)
--leaf-storage Use leaf storage
--temp-path Path to a temp directory used for working files
--storage-opt Additional storage options, as key=value

If the schema does not already exist, then --encoding and --partition-scheme are required, otherwise they may be omitted.

The --partition-scheme argument should be the well-known name of a provided partition scheme, or the name of a file containing a partition scheme. See Partition Schemes for more information.

The --num-reducers should generally be set to half the number of partitions.

The --temp-path argument may be useful when working with s3 data, as s3 is slow to write to.

19.8.1.5. manage-metadata

This command will compact, add and delete metadata entries in a file system storage instance. It has three sub-commands:

  • compact - compact multiple metadata files down to a single file
  • register - create a new metadata entry for an existing data file
  • unregister - remove a metadata entry for an existing data file

To invoke the command, use the command name followed by the sub-command, then any arguments. For example:

$ geomesa manage-metadata compact -p /tmp/geomesa ...
Argument Description
-p, --path * The filesystem root path used to store data
-f, --feature-name * The name of the schema

19.8.1.6. compact

The compact sub-command will rewrite multiple metadata files as a single file. Note that this does not change the data files; that is accomplished by the top-level compact command, as described above.

19.8.1.7. register/unregister

The register and unregister sub-commands will add or delete metadata associated with a particular file. The files must already exist under the appropriate partition path. If new data files are created through some external bulk process, then they must be registered using this command before they are queryable.

Argument Description
--partition * The name of the partition to modify
--files * The names of the files being registered. May be specified multiple times to register multiple files
--count The number of features in the files being registered. This is not required, but can be used later for estimating query sizes
--bounds Geographic bounds of the data files being registered, in the form xmin,ymin,xmax,ymax. This is not required, but can be used later for estimating query bounds