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Hadoop 1.3 on Windows installation – Name node not starting up

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    I was trying to install recently launched hdp- on windows 2012, one box installation. The installation was successful however I was unable to start the name node service. Following are the errors:
    2013-08-14 07:07:08,419 INFO org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.common.Storage: Storage directory C:\hdp_data\hdfs\nn does not exist
    2013-08-14 07:07:08,419 ERROR org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSNamesystem: FSNamesystem initialization failed.
    org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.common.InconsistentFSStateException: Directory C:\hdp_data\hdfs\nn is in an inconsistent state: storage directory does not exist or is not accessible.

    I manually tried creating the folder nn under the path but that did not help. The error I then received while trying to startup namenode service is that namenode needs to be formatted. I even tried that but it did not help.

    Am I missing something grossly?


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  • #32077

    I have the same exact error on a Windows 2012 single node installation. I’ve done the install a couple times with the same error.


    Any body has a resolution to this issue? is this a bug or error in configuration?

    Eric Xu

    the same situation!!!
    is anyone willing to help??


    Okay figured out the solution. Format your namenode (Hadoop namenode -format) and while doing so make sure there is no folder called “nn” (do not create this manually, format will take care of it). Not sure why this behaves like this, but certainly it does the trick.

    Eric Xu

    I formatted the namenode successfully.
    But when I start the service, the master and regionserver still cannot be opened.

    Any advise?

    Eric Xu

    here is my log:

    2013-08-19 17:14:46,489 ERROR org.apache.hadoop.security.UserGroupInformation: PriviledgedActionException as:hadoop cause:java.io.IOException: File /mapred/system/jobtracker.info could only be replicated to 0 nodes, instead of 1
    2013-08-19 17:14:46,489 INFO org.apache.hadoop.ipc.Server: IPC Server handler 4 on 8020, call addBlock(/mapred/system/jobtracker.info, DFSClient_NONMAPREDUCE_-1139472107_1, null) from error: java.io.IOException: File /mapred/system/jobtracker.info could only be replicated to 0 nodes, instead of 1
    java.io.IOException: File /mapred/system/jobtracker.info could only be replicated to 0 nodes, instead of 1
    at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSNamesystem.getAdditionalBlock(FSNamesystem.java:1981)
    at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.NameNode.addBlock(NameNode.java:826)
    at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor6.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
    at org.apache.hadoop.ipc.RPC$Server.call(RPC.java:587)
    at org.apache.hadoop.ipc.Server$Handler$1.run(Server.java:1456)
    at org.apache.hadoop.ipc.Server$Handler$1.run(Server.java:1452)
    at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
    at javax.security.auth.Subject.doAs(Subject.java:396)
    at org.apache.hadoop.security.UserGroupInformation.doAs(UserGroupInformation.java:1233)
    at org.apache.hadoop.ipc.Server$Handler.run(Server.java:1450)

    Eric Xu

    any advice?

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