Table 'batch_job_instance' already exists error when trying to execute Spring Batch
I created a new Spring batch job using database functionality using MySql and it works fine the very first time it runs. I see that Spring batch creates the metadata tables and is able to pull data from my product table for use with the batch process. If I run the batch job again, I am getting an error that Table 'batch_job_instance' already exists. So Batch is trying to recreate the metadata tables, even though they have already been created by the previous job. I've been looking around, and I haven't figured out how to tell Spring Batch that the metadata tables have already been created.
Any help would be greatly appreciated...thanks! :D