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## HDFS block storage clarification

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## HDFS block storage clarification

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If a file of size 10 MB is copied on to HDFS of block size 256 MB, then how much storage will be allocated to the file on HDFS ? Let us assume replication factor is 3 so it will occupy (256 MB)*3 on HDFS.Please correct me if i am wrong?

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## Re: HDFS block storage clarification

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no it will occupy 3*10 = 30M on hdfs,HDFS capacity is consumed based on the actual file size but a block is consumed per file

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## Re: HDFS block storage clarification

Guru

no it will occupy 3*10 = 30M on hdfs,HDFS capacity is consumed based on the actual file size but a block is consumed per file

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ok.In that case 768(256*3)-30=738MB is used for other files or is it waste of memory?

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## Re: HDFS block storage clarification

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@vamsi valiveti rest of the memory is used by other files.

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