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From Mohammad Tariq <donta...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Is it necessary to run secondary namenode when starting HDFS?
Date Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:59:06 GMT
I agree with Michael. Skipping the SNN daemon is really a bad idea when you
are dealing something real.

Best Regards,
Tariq
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On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 12:22 AM, Patai Sangbutsarakum <
Patai.Sangbutsarakum@turn.com> wrote:

>  > is it necessary to run secondary namenode when starting HDFS?
> I would say it's not necessary. I did skip it when I first played with
> Hadoop.
>
>   From: Ivan Ryndin <iryndin@gmail.com>
> Reply-To: <user@hadoop.apache.org>
> Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 21:04:49 +0400
> To: <user@hadoop.apache.org>
> Subject: Is it necessary to run secondary namenode when starting HDFS?
>
>  Hi all,
>
>  is it necessary to run secondary namenode when starting HDFS?
> I am dealing with Hadoop 1.1.1.
> Looking at script $HADOOP_HOME/bin/start_dfs.sh
> There are next lines in this file:
>
>  # start dfs daemons
> # start namenode after datanodes, to minimize time namenode is up w/o data
> # note: datanodes will log connection errors until namenode starts
> "$bin"/hadoop-daemon.sh --config $HADOOP_CONF_DIR start namenode
> $nameStartOpt
> "$bin"/hadoop-daemons.sh --config $HADOOP_CONF_DIR start datanode
> $dataStartOpt
> "$bin"/hadoop-daemons.sh --config $HADOOP_CONF_DIR --hosts masters start
> secondarynamenode
>
>   So, will HDFS work if I turn off starting of secondarynamenode ?
>
>  I do ask this because I am playing with Hadoop on two-node cluster only
> (and machines in cluster do not have much RAM and disk space), and thus
> don't want to run unnecessary processes.
>
>  --
> Best regards,
> Ivan P. Ryndin,
>
>

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