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Subject svn commit: r1495099 - in /accumulo/trunk/docs/src/main/latex/accumulo_user_manual: accumulo_user_manual.tex chapters/multivolume.tex
Date Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:40:58 GMT
Author: ecn
Date: Thu Jun 20 16:40:57 2013
New Revision: 1495099

URL: http://svn.apache.org/r1495099
Log:
ACCUMULO-118 add a note to the user's manual about multi-volume configuration

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    accumulo/trunk/docs/src/main/latex/accumulo_user_manual/chapters/multivolume.tex
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    accumulo/trunk/docs/src/main/latex/accumulo_user_manual/accumulo_user_manual.tex

Modified: accumulo/trunk/docs/src/main/latex/accumulo_user_manual/accumulo_user_manual.tex
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20 16:40:57 2013
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 \include{chapters/analytics}
 \include{chapters/security}
 \include{chapters/administration}
+\include{chapters/multivolume}
 \end{document}

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+
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+
+\chapter{Multi-Volume Installations}
+
+This is an advanced configuration setting for very large clusters
+under a lot of write pressure.
+
+The HDFS NameNode holds all of the metadata about the files in
+HDFS. For fast performance, all of this information needs to be stored
+in memory.  A single NameNode with 64G of memory can store the
+metadata for tens of millions of files.However, when scaling beyond a
+thousand nodes, an active accumulo system can generate lots of updates
+to the file system, especially when data is being ingested.  The large
+number of write transactions to the NameNode, and the speed of a
+single edit log, can become the limiting factor for large scale
+accumulo installations.
+
+You can see the effect of slow write transactions when the accumulo
+Garbage Collector takes a long time (more than 5 minutes) to delete
+the files accumulo no longer needs.  If your Garbage Collector
+routinely runs in less than a minute, the NameNode is performing well.
+
+However, if you do begin to experience slow-down and poor GC
+performance, accumulo can be configured to use multiple NameNode
+servers.  The configuration ``instance.volumes'' should be set to a
+comma-separated list, using full URI references to different NameNode
+servers:
+
+\small
+\begin{verbatim}
+  <property>
+    <name>instance.volumes</name>
+    <value>hdfs://ns1:9001,hdfs://ns2:9001</value>
+  </property>
+\end{verbatim}
+\normalsize
+
+Any existing relative file references will be assumed to be stored in
+the first NameNode.  So, if you are growing your cluster to use
+multiple NameNodes, list the original server first.
+
+You may also want to configure your cluster to use Federation,
+available in Hadoop 2.0, which allows DataNodes to respond to multiple
+NameNode servers, so you do not have to partition your DataNodes by
+NameNode.



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