MapR 5.0 Documentation : Upgrading Flume

If you installed Flume with the MapR Installer, use the latest version of the MapR Installer to perform the upgrade. 

This page contains the following topics describing how to upgrade Flume in the MapR distribution for Apache Hadoop:

Before you upgrade, make sure that the version of the MapR core software on your cluster supports the version of Flume you want to upgrade to. See the Ecosystem Support Matrix.

1. Update Repositories

MapR's rpm and deb repositories always contain the Flume version recommended for the release of the MapR core associated with that repository.  You can connect to an internet repository or prepare a local repository with any version of Flume you need. You can also manually download packages. 

If you plan to install from a repository, complete the following steps each node where Flume is installed:

  1. Verify that the repository is configured correctly. See Preparing Packages and Repositories for information about setting up your ecosystem repository. 
  2. Update the repository cache

    On RedHat and CentOS...

    yum clean all

    On Ubuntu...

    apt-get update

2. Backup Configuration Files

If you have changed configuration properties on your current installation of Flume, you probably want to apply those changes to the updated version. Configuration properties are located in /opt/mapr/flume/flume-<version>/conf/. Before you upgrade the package, create a backup of the configuration files on all nodes where Flume is installed.

3. Upgrade the Software

Use one of the following methods to upgrade the Flume component:

To upgrade with a package manager

After configuring repositories so that the version you want to install is available, you can use a package manager to install from the repository.

On RedHat and CentOS
yum upgrade mapr-flume
On Ubuntu
apt-get install mapr-flume


To keep a prior version and install a newer version (manual installation)

Flume installs into separate directories named after the version, such as /opt/mapr/flume/flume-<version>/, so the files for multiple versions can co-exist.

To keep the prior version when installing a new version, you must manually install the package file for the new version.

On RedHat and CentOS
  1. Download the RPM package file for the mapr-flume version from
  2. Install the package with rpm.

    rpm -i --force mapr-flume-<version>.rpm
On Ubuntu

This process is not supported on Ubuntu, because apt-get and dpkg cannot manage multiple versions of a package with the same name.

4. Migrate Custom Configurations (optional)

To apply custom configurations to the new version, migrate any custom configuration settings into the new default files in the conf directory (/opt/mapr/flume/flume-<version>/conf/).