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Subject [Hadoop Wiki] Update of "FAQ" by OtisGospodnetic
Date Fri, 09 May 2008 16:04:29 GMT
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  On a large cluster removing one or two data-nodes will not lead to any data loss, because

  name-node will replicate their blocks as long as it will detect that the nodes are dead.
- With a large number of nodes probability of loosing data is high.
+ With a large number of nodes getting removed or dying the probability of loosing data is
  Hadoop offers the ''decommission'' feature to retire a set of existing data-nodes.
  The nodes to be retired should be included into the ''exclude file'', and the exclude file
name should 

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