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Java API to update specific HDFS Block

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Java API to update specific HDFS Block

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I am writing a Java application which needs support to overwrite a specific HDFS block - which may or may not be corrupt.

 

It looks like org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.datanode.BlockSender might do the trick but I think this needs to be called from a DataNode.

 

Is it best to mark the original block(s) corrupt and create a new one with the same name on a different live DataNode?

 

Can anybody point me in the right direction?

 

thanks!

liam