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Re: Architecting Flume for failover
Maybe post your entire config?
On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 5:35 PM, Noel Duffy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:

> In my tests I set up two Flume agents connected to two different HDFS
> clusters. The configuration of both Flume agents is identical. They read
> events from the same RabbitMQ server. In my test, both agent hosts wrote
> the event to their respective HDFS servers using hdfsSink-2, but I expected
> the failover sinkgroup configuration would mean only one host would write
> the event. In other words, I thought that a failover sinkgroup could be
> configured to have sinks on different hosts but that only one sink on one
> host would actually write the event and that the other host would not do
> anything.
> All the examples in the documentation have all sinks in a sinkgroup on a
> single host. I want to have the sinks on different hosts. I've seen a
> number of assertions online that this can be done, but so far, I've not
> seen any examples of how to actually configure it.
> From: Jeff Lord [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Wednesday, 20 February 2013 2:17 p.m.
> Subject: Re: Architecting Flume for failover
> Noel,
> What test did you perform?
> Did you stop sink-2?
> Currently you have set a higher priority for sink-2 so it will be the
> default sink so long as it is up and running.
> -Jeff
> http://flume.apache.org/FlumeUserGuide.html#failover-sink-processor
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 5:03 PM, Noel Duffy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
> The ip addresses and are the addresses of the
> Flume agents. The first agent is on, the second on
> The idea was to have two sinks on different hosts and to
> configure Flume to failover to the second host if the first host should
> disappear. Although the documentation does not say so explicitly, I have
> read posts online which say that such a configuration is possible. I am
> running Flume-ng 1.2.0.
> It may be that I am approaching this problem in the wrong way. We need to
> have Flume reading events from RabbitMQ and writing them to HDFS. We want
> to have two different hosts running Flume so that if one dies for any
> reason, the other would take over and no events should be lost or delayed.
> Later we may have more Flume hosts, depending on how well they cope with
> the expected traffic, but for now two will suffice to prove the concept. A
> load-balancing sink processor sounds like it might also be a solution, but
> again, I do not see how to configure this to work across more than one host.
> From: Hari Shreedharan [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Wednesday, 20 February 2013 1:31 p.m.
> Subject: Re: Architecting Flume for failover
> Can you change the hdfs.path to hdfs:// hdfs://
> on hdfsSink-1 and hdfsSink-2
> respectively (assuming those are your namenodes)? The "bind" configuration
> param does not really exist for HDFS Sink (it is only for the IPC sources).
> Thanks
> Hari
> --
> Hari Shreedharan
> On Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 4:05 PM, Noel Duffy wrote:
> If I disable the agent.sinks line, both my sinks are disabled and nothing
> gets written to HDFS. The status page no longer shows me any sinks.
> From: Yogi Nerella [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:40 p.m.
> Subject: Re: Architecting Flume for failover
> Hi Noel,
> May be you are specifying  both sinkgroups and sinks.
> Can you try removing the sinks.
> #agent.sinks = hdfsSink-1 hdfsSink-2
> Yogi
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 1:32 PM, Noel Duffy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
> I have a Flume agent that pulls events from RabbitMQ and pushes them into
> HDFS. So far so good, but now I want to have a second Flume agent on a
> different host acting as a hot backup for the first agent such that the
> loss of the first host running Flume would not cause any events to be lost.