HDFS replication policies
HDFS replication policies enable you to copy (replicate) your HDFS data from one HDFS service to another and synchronize the data set on the destination service with the data set on the source service. The destination service must be managed by the Cloudera Manager Server where the replication is being set up, and the source service can be managed by that same server or by a peer Cloudera Manager Server. You can also replicate HDFS data within a cluster by specifying different source and destination directories.
Remote Replication Manager automatically copies HDFS metadata to the destination cluster as it copies files. HDFS metadata need only be backed up locally.