Properties to set the size of the NameNode edits directory
You can configure the
dfs.namenode.num.extra.edits.retained properties to control the size of
the directory that holds the NameNode
dfs.namenode.num.checkpoints.retained: The number of image checkpoint files that are retained in storage directories. All edit logs necessary to recover an up-to-date namespace from the oldest retained checkpoint are also retained.
dfs.namenode.num.extra.edits.retained: The number of extra transactions that should be retained beyond what is minimally necessary for a NameNode restart. This can be useful for audit purposes, or for an HA setup where a remote Standby Node may have been offline for some time and require a longer backlog of retained edits in order to start again.