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How to upgrade from Hadoop 2.3 to Hadoop 2.4?

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I had a quick google and can't find any documentation on rolling upgrade, does anyone know how to upgrade from Hadoop 2.3 to 2.4?

posted May 30, 2014 by Meenal Mishra

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rollingUpgrade is available since hadoop 2.4, so you can't use -rollingUpgrade to upgrade a 2.3 cluster to 2.4. I tried to upgrade a 2.0 HDFS cluster to 2.4 several days ago, following are some details, wish this can give some help to you:

  1. Put the active NN into safemode: dfsadmin -safemode enter
  2. Perform a saveNamespace operation: dfsadmin -saveNamespace
  3. For each component you are using, back up configuration data, databases, and other important files
  4. Shutdown hadoop serverice across your entire cluster
  5. Check each host to make sure that there are no processes running hdfs/yarn
  6. Back up your HDFS metadata
  7. Upgrade and start the Journal Nodes and ZKFC
  8. Make sure that all the journal nodes and zkfc have started normally
  9. Execute this upgrade operation on active NN: namenode -upgrade (Important)
  10. Wait and make sure from ANN's log that upgrade is completed (from log)
  11. Bootstrap standby NN: namenode -bootstrapStandby
  12. Start standby NN: namenode start
  13. Start each of the DNs: datanode start
  14. Make sure that everything is running smoothly, this could take a matter of days, or even weeks
  15. Finalize the hdfs metadata upgrade: dfsadmin -finalizeUpgrade
answer May 30, 2014 by Dewang Chaudhary
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