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From Harsh J <ha...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: is time sync required among all nodes?
Date Wed, 05 Jun 2013 05:59:31 GMT
Skew in time between nodes is highly confusing, even if not a problem
to the runtime. I'd strongly recommend running a time sync service for
operational sanity.

On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 8:41 AM, Chris Embree <cembree@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, NTPD is your best option.
>
> On 6/4/13, Ben Kim <benkimkimben@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> This is very basic & fundamental question.
>>
>> Is time among all nodes needs to be synced?
>>
>> I've never even thought of timing in hadoop cluster but recently
>> experienced my servers going out of sync with time. I know hbase requires
>> time to by synced due to its timestamp action. But I wonder any of hadoop
>> functionality requires time sync. Perhaps checkpoint, namenode HA, or
>> datanode report, etc... hmm
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> *Benjamin Kim*
>> *benkimkimben at gmail*
>>



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Harsh J

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