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From <Ivan.Nov...@emc.com>
Subject Re: formatting hdfs without user interaction
Date Fri, 23 Sep 2011 17:25:55 GMT
On 9/23/11 9:46 AM, "Harsh J" <harsh@cloudera.com> wrote:

>On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 9:22 PM,  <Ivan.Novick@emc.com> wrote:
>> Which parameter are you referring to? I am planning on using 2
>> in dfs.name.dir, one is local and the other is an NFS mount of a 2nd
>> machine running the secondary namenode.
>I'm slightly confused here. Do you mean to say a 'SecondaryNameNode',
>which is a form of checkpointing daemon available as part of Hadoop,
>or do you mean to say, loosely, 'secondary namenode', which would
>imply a machine that can step in as a NameNode once you start it (in
>case the primary fails)?
>For the former, the properties are the ones that begin with
>"fs.checkpoint.*" in 0.20.x versions, which you can checkout.

I mean both... A 2nd node which can step in as a name node and also that
node will run the checkpointing daemon.  I have 2 directories in
dfs.name.dir one is local and one is remote on the 2nd machine so we have
a copy of the data if we lose the first machine.


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