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HDP on Windows – Other Forum

Syntax error in URI

  • #49151
    Ryan Tao


    Every time I started the cluster, I found the error in namenode log. Below is the detailed.
    The path of data is available and accessible. I tried to add hadoop account into administrator group and format the namenode, but both didn’t work.
    Any help will be appreciated.

    2014-02-24 01:06:37,623 ERROR org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.common.Util: Syntax error in URI c:\hdp-win\data\hdfs\nn. Please check hdfs configuration. Illegal character in opaque part at index 2: c:\hdp-win\data\hdfs\nn
    at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.common.Util.stringAsURI(
    at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.common.Util.stringCollectionAsURIs(
    at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSNamesystem.getStorageDirs(
    at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSNamesystem.getNamespaceDirs(
    at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSNamesystem.checkConfiguration(
    at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSNamesystem.loadFromDisk(
    at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.NameNode.loadNamesystem(
    at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.NameNode.initialize(
    at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.NameNode.<init>(
    at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.NameNode.<init>(
    at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.NameNode.createNameNode(
    at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.NameNode.main(
    2014-02-24 01:06:37,639 WARN org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.common.Util: Path c:\hdp-win\data\hdfs\nn should be specified as a URI in configuration files. Please update hdfs configuration.


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  • #49422
    Robert Molina

    Hi Ryan,
    Can you post the value you have set in hdfs-site.xml which is in your etc\hadoop folder. The property is


    Ryan Tao

    Hi Robert,

    Thanks for your response.
    Below is the detailed of property.

    <description>Determines where on the local filesystem the DFS name node
    should store the name table. If this is a comma-delimited list
    of directories then the name table is replicated in all of the
    directories, for redundancy. </description>


    Robert Molina

    Hi Ryan,
    That seems to match up c:\hdp-win\data\hdfs\nn. How about if you try an upper case C. This is what I have in my cluster:
    C:\hdpdata\data\hdfs\nn . Also it would probably be good just to verify you have a well formed xml file.

    Kind Regards,

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