Adding Elasticity to the datanode in Hadoop

So what is LVM?

  1. Firstly I would be creating a physical volume. A physical volume is a storage unit that acts as building block of storage in LVM.
  2. Next we would be creating the volume groups. Volume groups are like a canvas on which various physical volumes can be put for storage. Volume groups dont have any storage of their own.
  3. Next we will use the volume group as a traditional storage unit . We will partition it and format it like we do always.
  4. We would then mount this partition to the datanode folder.
  5. Then to test the power of LVM we would be expanding the partition on the fly.

Creating physical volume

Creating Volume Group

Creating a partition

Increasing the storage

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