Enable and disable snapshot creation using Cloudera Manager

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.

  1. From the Clusters tab, select the HDFS service.
  2. Go to the File Browser tab.
  3. Go to the directory you want to enable for snapshots.
  4. In the File Browser, click the drop-down menu next to the full file path and select Enable Snapshots.