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RE: Managing space in Master Node
Hey Arko. Glad to hear it worked out for you. Just make sure that your NN's
image and edit files aren't also (perhaps inadvertently) stored in that
directory structure. The NameNode image/edit dir contains the following:

drwxr-xr-x 2 hdfs hdfs 4096 Feb 14 17:48 current
drwxr-xr-x 2 hdfs hdfs 4096 Jul 17  2012 image
-rw-r--r-- 1 hdfs hdfs    0 Sep 27 12:28 in_use.lock
drwxr-xr-x 2 hdfs hdfs 4096 Sep 17 23:25 previous.checkpoint

whereas, the DN data dir should contain:

drwxr-xr-x  2 hdfs hdfs 57344 Feb 14 14:04 blocksBeingWritten
drwxr-xr-x 66 hdfs hdfs  8192 Jan 22 02:44 current
drwxr-xr-x  2 hdfs hdfs     6 Aug 10  2012 detach
-rw-r--r--  1 hdfs hdfs     0 Sep 27 11:19 in_use.lock
-rw-r--r--  1 hdfs hdfs   157 Aug 10  2012 storage
drwxr-xr-x  2 hdfs hdfs     6 Feb  4 17:34 tmp
It's a good practice to locate the JobTracker and SecondaryNameNode services
on a different machine than the NN. If you have an opportunity to do so, I
recommend getting a separate machine for those two services as well.  

-----Original Message-----
From: Arko Provo Mukherjee [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: Managing space in Master Node

Hello Everyone - I have decommissioned my NN so that only the JobTracker,
NameNode and SecondaryNameNodes are running on it now.
I would like to thank everyone who helped me to perform this task!

I have just one more issue: The data files created in the Master Node seem to
be still there. in /hdfs/data/current Now that this server is not being used
as a DataNode, can I safely delete the files under this folder to clear up

Thanks & regards

On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:48 AM, Arko Provo Mukherjee
> Thanks! I have already requested for downtime. Will do the changes soon!
> Warm regards
> Arko
> On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 3:31 AM,  <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Hi Arko.
>>   Only thing you need to do is not running the TaskTracker and DataNode
demons on your master machine. Ensure you do not have this on your slaves
file con hadoop's config directory when you start the system. I'm supposing
you are on Open Source release. For other distributions look at its
documentation about how to remove those demons from your master node machine.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Arko Provo Mukherjee [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
>> Sent: miércoles, 13 de febrero de 2013 20:32
>> Subject: Managing space in Master Node
>> Hello Gurus,
>> I am managing a Hadoop Cluster to run some experiments.
>> The issue I am continuously facing is that the Master Node runs out
>> of disk space due to logs and data files.
>> I can monitor and delete log files. However, I cannot delete the HDFS
>> Thus, is there a way to force Hadoop not to save any HDFS data in the
>> Master Node?
>> Then I can use my master to handle the metadata only and store the logs.
>> Thanks & regards
>> Arko
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