Can we use HDFS to store git repositories

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My requirement is to create a scalable git repository both for high availability, automatic failover and performance. I read somewhere that HDFS is well suited for such cases. But I don't know how to use HDFS for git repositories.

Can anyone tell me how to use hdfs to store git repository?
May 7, 2018 in Big Data Hadoop by kurt_cobain
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Yes, it is possible to use HDFS to store git repositories. What you have to do is that you have to use FUSE (MountableHDFS). Once you are able to mount HDFS it is just like any other file system and you should be able to use that mount (HDFS) to store git repository. Refer the below links for details:

https://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/MountableHDFS

http://www.cloudera.com/documentation/cdh/5-1-x/CDH5-Installation-Guide/cdh5ig_hdfs_mountable.html

Hope it will answer your question to some extent.

answered May 7, 2018 by nitinrawat895
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