Enabling and disabling snapshots for HDFS directories

For snapshots to be created, HDFS directories must be enabled for snapshots. You cannot specify a directory as part of a snapshot policy unless it has been enabled for snapshots.

Minimum Required Role: Cluster Administrator (also provided by Full Administrator).

  1. Go to the Cloudera Manager > HDFS service > File Browser tab.
  2. Go to the directory you want to enable for snapshots.
  3. Click the drop-down menu next to the full file path and select Enable Snapshots.
  4. Click Disable Snapshots to disable snapshots for a directory that has snapshots enabled.