I don't believe what you've been told is correct (IIUC). HDFS is an
independent component and does not require presence of YARN (or MR) to
function correctly.

What do you exactly mean when you say "files are only stored on the
node that uses the hdfs command"? Does your "hdfs dfs -ls /" show a
local FS / result list or does it show a true HDFS directory listing?
Your problem may simply be configuring clients right - depending on

On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 12:52 AM, Ognen Duzlevski

Harsh J

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