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From Michael Segel <michael_se...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: Can I remove a folder on HDFS when decommissioning a data node?
Date Tue, 26 Jun 2012 15:35:19 GMT
Well, there you go... care to open a Jira for it? 
It would be very helpful... The OP's question presents a very good use case. 



On Jun 26, 2012, at 10:00 AM, Harsh J wrote:

> Hi,
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 8:21 PM, Michael Segel
> <michael_segel@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Yes you can remove a file while there is a node or node(s) being decommissioned.
>> I wonder if there's a way to manually clear out the .trash which may also give you
more space.
> There's no way to do that across all users presently (for each user,
> -expunge works though), other than running a manual rm (-skipTrash)
> command for the .Trash files under each /user/* directory. I suppose
> we can add in an admin command to clear out all trash manually
> (forcing, other than relying on the periodic auto-emptier thread).
> -- 
> Harsh J

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