Hadoop Command to merge edit logs with fsimage

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Can anyone help me in understanding how can I merge the edit logs with the fsimage without any downtime of the Hadoop cluster?
May 10, 2018 in Big Data Hadoop by us0101
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You can use this command to save the Namespace image to the disk.

hdfs dfsadmin -saveNamespace

But before merging the namespace, you need to make sure that the NameNode is in safemode. If your NameNode is not in the safemode you can execute this command:

hdfs dfsadmin -safemode enter

During the safemode, you cannot alter or edit anything in the HDFS. You can only perform read & list operations. This is done because while merging the edit logs & the fsimage, there should be no changes in the HDFS, or the changes made will be lost.

answered May 10, 2018 by Shubham
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