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From "Hari Sekhon (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SOLR-6305) Ability to set the replication factor for index files created by HDFSDirectoryFactory
Date Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:32:38 GMT


Hari Sekhon commented on SOLR-6305:

I also tried creating a separate hadoop conf dir pointed to via solr.hdfs.confdir with hdfs
dfs.replication=1, then restarted all Solr instances, deleted and recreated the collection
and dataDir but found that it only set the write locks to rep factor 1 and still set the data/index/segments*
to rep factor 2. Even setting dfs.replication cluster wide resulted in the same behaviour
which is odd (I didn't bounce the NN + DNs since this should be hdfs client writer side config).

Note sure if this is related to SOLR-6528.

> Ability to set the replication factor for index files created by HDFSDirectoryFactory
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SOLR-6305
>                 URL:
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: hdfs
>         Environment: hadoop-2.2.0
>            Reporter: Timothy Potter
> HdfsFileWriter doesn't allow us to create files in HDFS with a different replication
factor than the configured DFS default because it uses:     
> {{FsServerDefaults fsDefaults = fileSystem.getServerDefaults(path);}}
> Since we have two forms of replication going on when using HDFSDirectoryFactory, it would
be nice to be able to set the HDFS replication factor for the Solr directories to a lower
value than the default. I realize this might reduce the chance of data locality but since
Solr cores each have their own path in HDFS, we should give operators the option to reduce
> My original thinking was to just use Hadoop setrep to customize the replication factor,
but that's a one-time shot and doesn't affect new files created. For instance, I did:
> {{hadoop fs -setrep -R 1 solr49/coll1}}
> My default dfs replication is set to 3 ^^ I'm setting it to 1 just as an example
> Then added some more docs to the coll1 and did:
> {{hadoop fs -stat %r solr49/hdfs1/core_node1/data/index/segments_3}}
> 3 <-- should be 1
> So it looks like new files don't inherit the repfact from their parent directory.
> Not sure if we need to go as far as allowing different replication factor per collection
but that should be considered if possible.
> I looked at the Hadoop 2.2.0 code to see if there was a way to work through this using
the Configuration object but nothing jumped out at me ... and the implementation for getServerDefaults(path)
is just:
>   public FsServerDefaults getServerDefaults(Path p) throws IOException {
>     return getServerDefaults();
>   }
> Path is ignored ;-)

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