Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Managine Hadoop Cluster

If you are working on Hadoop, you’ll realize there are several shell commands available to manage your Hadoop cluster.
 Hadoop administration commands.
1. Name node Commands
hadoop namenode -format
Format HDFS filesystem from Namenode
hadoop namenode -upgrade
Upgrade the NameNode
Start HDFS Daemons                       
Stop HDFS Daemons
Start MapReduce Daemons
Stop MapReduce Daemons
hadoop namenode -recover -force
Recover namenode metadata after a cluster failure (may lose data)
2. fsck Commands
hadoop fsck /
Filesystem check on HDFS
hadoop fsck / -files
Display files during check
hadoop fsck / -files -blocks
Display files and blocks during check
hadoop fsck / -files -blocks -locations
Display files, blocks and its location during check
hadoop fsck / -files -blocks -locations -racks
Display network topology for data-node locations
hadoop fsck -delete
Delete corrupted files
hadoop fsck -move
Move corrupted files to /lost+found directory
3. Job Commands
hadoop job -submit <job-file>
Submit the job
hadoop job -status <job-id>
Print job status completion percentage
hadoop job -list all
List all jobs
hadoop job -list-active-trackers
List all available TaskTrackers
hadoop job -set-priority <job-id> <priority>
Set priority for a job. Valid priorities: VERY_HIGH, HIGH, NORMAL, LOW, VERY_LOW
hadoop job -kill-task <task-id>
Kill a task
hadoop job -history
Display job history including job details, failed and killed jobs
4. dfsadmin Commands
hadoop dfsadmin -report
Report filesystem info and statistics
hadoop dfsadmin -metasave file.txt
Save namenode’s primary data structures to file.txt
hadoop dfsadmin -setQuota 10 /quotatest
Set Hadoop directory quota to only 10 files
hadoop dfsadmin -clrQuota /quotatest
Clear Hadoop directory quota
hadoop dfsadmin -refreshNodes
Read hosts and exclude files to update datanodes that are allowed to connect to namenode. Mostly used to commission or decommsion nodes
hadoop fs -count -q /mydir
Check quota space on directory /mydir
hadoop dfsadmin -setSpaceQuota /mydir 100M
Set quota to 100M on hdfs directory named /mydir
hadoop dfsadmin -clrSpaceQuota /mydir
Clear quota on a HDFS directory
hadooop dfsadmin -saveNameSpace
Backup Metadata (fsimage & edits). Put cluster in safe mode before this command.
5. Safe Mode (Maintenance Mode) Commands
The following dfsadmin commands helps the cluster to enter or leave safe mode, which is also called as maintenance mode. In this mode, Namenode does not accept any changes to the name space, it does not replicate or delete blocks.
hadoop dfsadmin -safemode enter
Enter safe mode
hadoop dfsadmin -safemode leave
Leave safe mode
hadoop dfsadmin -safemode get
Get the status of mode
hadoop dfsadmin -safemode wait
Wait until HDFS finishes data block replication
6. Configuration Files
Sets ENV variables for Hadoop
Parameters for entire Hadoop cluster
Parameters for HDFS and its clients
Parameters for MapReduce and its clients
Host machines for secondary Namenode
List of slave hosts
7. mradmin Commands
hadoop mradmin -safemode get
Check Job tracker status
hadoop mradmin -refreshQueues
Reload mapreduce configuration
hadoop mradmin -refreshNodes
Reload active TaskTrackers
hadoop mradmin -refreshServiceAcl        
Force Jobtracker to reload service ACL
hadoop mradmin -refreshUserToGroupsMappings
Force jobtracker to reload user group mappings
8. Balancer Commands
Balance the cluster
hadoop dfsadmin -setBalancerBandwidth <bandwidthinbytes>
Adjust bandwidth used by the balancer
hadoop balancer -threshold 20
Limit balancing to only 20% resources in the cluster
9. Filesystem Commands
hadoop fs -mkdir mydir
Create a directory (mydir) in HDFS
hadoop fs -ls
List files and directories in HDFS
hadoop fs -cat myfile
View a file content
hadoop fs -du
Check disk space usage in HDFS
hadoop fs -expunge
Empty trash on HDFS
hadoop fs -chgrp hadoop file1
Change group membership of a file
hadoop fs -chown huser file1
Change file ownership
hadoop fs -rm file1
Delete a file in HDFS
hadoop fs -touchz file2
Create an empty file
hadoop fs -stat file1
Check the status of a file
hadoop fs -test -e file1
Check if file exists on HDFS
hadoop fs -test -z file1
Check if file is empty on HDFS
hadoop fs -test -d file1
Check if file1 is a directory on HDFS
  10. Additional Hadoop Filesystem Commands
hadoop fs -copyFromLocal <source> <destination>
Copy from local fileystem to HDFS
hadoop fs -copyFromLocal file1 data
e.g: Copies file1 from local FS to data dir in HDFS
hadoop fs -copyToLocal <source> <destination>
copy from hdfs to local filesystem
hadoop fs -copyToLocal data/file1 /var/tmp
e.g: Copies file1 from HDFS data directory to /var/tmp on local FS
hadoop fs -put <source> <destination>
Copy from remote location to HDFS
hadoop fs -get <source> <destination>
Copy from HDFS to remote directory
hadoop distcp hdfs:// hdfs://
Copy data from one cluster to another using the cluster URL
Move data file from the local directory to HDFS
hadoop fs -setrep -w 3 file1
Set the replication factor for file1 to 3
hadoop fs -getmerge mydir bigfile
Merge files in mydir directory and download it as one big file


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