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From Harsh J <ha...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: why not hadoop backup name node data to local disk daily or hourly?
Date Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:34:25 GMT
Hi Mohammad,

On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 3:54 PM, Mohammad Tariq <dontariq@gmail.com> wrote:
> I am sorry Andy, I forgot one important point.
>  The Secondary NameNode has been deprecated now, so consider using the
> Checkpoint Node or Backup Node. Checkpoint Node is the process which is
> actually responsible for creating periodic check points. It downloads
> fsimage and log edits from the active NameNode, merges them locally, and
> uploads the new image back to the active NameNode.

This isn't true anymore. We are continuing to keep the SNN and have
undeprecated it. See https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-2397.
We are perhaps deprecating the CheckpointNode though:

Harsh J

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