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fsimage backup

fsimage backup

i want to take abckup of fsimage maintaining everything so when something happens then with the use of backup I namenode could be up .


Re: fsimage backup


#Put the namenode into safemode

hdfs dfsadmin -safemode enter

#save all the trsactions to namespace

hdfs dfsadmin -saveNamespace

#Download the FSImage of namenode

hdfs dfsadmin -fetchImage <path-forimage>

#Bring the namenode out from safemode

hdfs dfsadmin -safemode leave

#This step is critical

# Navigate to metadata directory

cd /data/dfs/nn

#Extract to the location wherever you want.

tar -cvf /root/nn_backup_data.tar .

Re: fsimage backup


Here is the other way

Backing Up and Restoring HDFS Metadata

Backing Up HDFS Metadata Using Cloudera Manager

HDFS metadata backups can be used to restore a NameNode when both NameNode roles have failed. In addition, Cloudera recommends backing up HDFS metadata before a major upgrade.

Minimum Required Role: (also provided by Full Administrator)

This backup method requires you to shut down the cluster.

  1. Note the active NameNode.
  2. Stop the cluster. It is particularly important that the NameNode role process is not running so that you can make a consistent backup.
  3. Go to the HDFS service.
  4. Click the Configuration tab.
  5. In the Search field, search for "NameNode Data Directories" and note the value.
  6. On the active NameNode host, back up the directory listed in the NameNode Data Directories property. If more than one is listed, make a backup of one directory, since each directory is a complete copy. For example, if the NameNode data directory is /data/dfs/nn, do the following as root:
  7. # cd /data/dfs/nn

# tar -cvf /root/nn_backup_data.tar .

You should see output like this:









If there is a file with the extension lock in the NameNode data directory, the NameNode most likely is still running. Repeat the steps, starting by shutting down the NameNode role.

Restoring HDFS Metadata From a Backup

The following process assumes a scenario where both NameNode hosts have failed and you must restore from a backup.

  1. Remove the NameNode, JournalNode, and Failover Controller roles from the HDFS service.
  2. Add the host on which the NameNode role will run.
  3. Create the NameNode data directory, ensuring that the permissions, ownership, and group are set correctly.
  4. Copy the backed up files to the NameNode data directory.
  5. Add the NameNode role to the host.
  6. Add the Secondary NameNode role to another host.
  7. Enable high availability. If not all roles are started after the wizard completes, restart the HDFS service. Upon startup, the NameNode reads the fsimage file and loads it into memory. If the JournalNodes are up and running and there are edit files present, any edits newer than the fsimage are applied.
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