Posts: 56
Registered: ‎02-12-2015
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Rename folder on HDFS | Disappear

Dear Experts,


Recently faced an issues when I rename a 'backup' directory to 'backup_old' which is presented on hdfs.


I used the command "$ hdfs dfs -mv /backup  backup_old"  and I found 'backup_old' is not created on hdfs it suddenly disappear from hdfs. 


Could anyone tell me why I can not see the folder and where I can find it or I lost it.

Cloudera Employee
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎12-11-2015

Re: Rename folder on HDFS | Disappear

Hi Neelesh,

It seems you missed the leading "/" from the destination path, so it should be in your home directory. Can you please run "hdfs dfs -ls" as the same user? It should be there.