Apache Ambari Operations
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Customizing the HDFS Home Directory

By default, the HDFS home directory is set to /user/<user_name>. You can use the dfs.user.home.base.dir property to customize the HDFS home directory.

  1. In Ambari Web, browse to Services > HDFS > Configs > Advanced.

  2. Click Custom hdfs-site, then click Add Property.

  3. On the Add Property pop-up, add the following property:


    Where <home_directory> is the path to the new home directory.

  4. Click Add, then save the new configuration and restart, as prompted.