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As soons as you realize that you have accidentally deleted the the files/directories in HDFS, immediately force the name node to go in SafeMode (hadoop namenode -safemode enter) to avoid further damage to file system. If possible, shutdown the NN and DataNodes

Check out the core-site.xml, to verify if Trash is enabled (look for configuration parameter ‘fs.trash.interval’. The value greater than zero value indicates number or minutes that data will be kept in Trash)

If the number is more than the duration between delete command execution and namenode shutdown/safe mode, then you can recover the files from user’s Trash folder. If Trash is not enabled, contact Hortonworks support immediately. DO NOT restart the namenode and/or bring it out of safe mode. Doing so may delete your data permanently.

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