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    Whenever I start Hadoop cluster, namenode enters into the safemode. Namenode takes very long time to leave safemode automatically. I want to leave the safemode forcefully, is it possible ? If namenode is removed from safemode manually, will there be any consequences ?



    Safemode is a maintenance state of NameNode during which NameNode doesn’t allow any modifications to the file system. HDFS cluster is in read mode only during safemode.

    At the startup of NameNode it loads the file system namespace from the last saved fsimage into its main memory and the edits log file. Then, merges edits log file on fsimage and results in new file system namespace. Then it receives Block reports containing information about block location from all datanodes. In Safemode NameNode performs collection of block reports from datanodes.

    NameNode enters safemode automatically during its start up. NameNode leaves Safemode after the DataNodes have reported that most blocks are available.

    Use below command to know status of Safemode
    hadoop dfsadmin –safemode get
    Use below command to know enter in Safemode
    bin/hadoop dfsadmin –safemode enter
    Use below command to leave Safemode
    hadoop dfsadmin -safemode leave

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