HDFS replication policy concepts
Replication related to HDFS data is discussed in this section.
This page contains references to CDH 5 components or features that have been removed from CDH 6. These references are only applicable if you are managing a CDH 5 cluster with Cloudera Manager 6.
Minimum Required Role: Replication Administrator (also provided by Full Administrator)
HDFS replication enables you to copy (replicate) your HDFS data from one HDFS service to another, synchronizing the data set on the destination service with the data set on the source service, based on a specified replication policy. 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.