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From Michael Segel <michael_se...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: Question about Name Spaces…
Date Wed, 15 May 2013 14:38:18 GMT

On the one hand, I'm trying to understand why one would break a cluster in to multiple name
(Obviously this gets back to managing very large clusters.) 

On the other. Why would someone want to have a copy of a file in two different name spaces?

I'm making an assumption that when we have 3x replication that the replicas don't cross name
space boundaries. (Is this correct?)

My take is that one would copy a file to a second name space because they want a physical
copy in both name spaces for redundancy in case a name space goes down. They would do this
only for mission critical files, or if the data is being shared by two different groups who
want their own copy of the data and they work solely within a single name space. 

The reason I am asking is that I'm trying to see how people view and use namespaces. 

Does that make sense? 


On May 15, 2013, at 9:24 AM, Lohit <lohit.vijayarenu@yahoo.com> wrote:

> On May 15, 2013, at 7:17 AM, Michael Segel <michael_segel@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Quick question...
>> So when we have a cluster which has multiple namespaces (multiple name nodes) , why
would you have a file in two different namespaces? 
> Are you saying why one would create same file in two namespace? Or are you saying is
there an option to have only one file but in two namespace? 
> Could you rephrase or give more information 

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