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From Harsh J <qwertyman...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How to get another hdfs's file directory list and meta data? (through api)
Date Tue, 11 Jan 2011 19:42:51 GMT
You can create multiple FileSystem objects, for different URIs and use
them to query specific NNs code-wise.

>From command-line, a simple tricks like `user@nn1 $ hadoop dfs -ls
hdfs://nn2/dir` should work (i.e. pass entire URI of the path you're
looking for).

See this exact method for the code question:
org.apache.hadoop.conf.Configuration, java.lang.String)

On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 1:06 AM, simon <randyhaha@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I want to know if their is any class or any way to access the file list and
> meta data from a remote HDFS namenode.
> for example, there are two hadoop instances, which mean two namenodes (nn1
> and nn2)
> If I was super user in both two hadoop instances,
> and now I am in nn1, want to get nn2's file list and meta data
> Is there any way to get that?
> Now I could just try the most traditional way, which is
> simon@nn1:~$ ssh nn2 "/hadoop/bin/hadoop fs -lsr "
> and then parse the result to get each file's meta data
> Is there any class or api I could use with?
> My dream way is to make my own jar in nn1, through bin/hadoop jar remote.jar
> remote
> I can get certain directory inform of remote hdfs
> thanks a lot
> Best Regards,
> Simon

Harsh J

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