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One Journal Node is Out Of Sync Which Causes the NameNode to be in Bad Health (Doc ID 2230831.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 08, 2022

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance Integrated Software - Version 4.4.0 and later
Linux x86-64


In Cloudera Manage (CM) a NameNode shows bad health and the error message reports that one of the JournalNode (JN) is out of sync:

JournalNodes out of sync: <HOSTNAME3>.<DOMAIN>. JournalNodes in sync: <HOSTNAME2>.<DOMAIN> <HOSTNAME1>.<DOMAIN>.

Other symptoms can be:

1. The edits number on the healthy JournalNode and on the affected JournalNode may differ.

2. The JournalNode log on the affected host may contain WARNINGS like below:

WARN org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSImage: Caught exception after scanning through 0 ops from /<PATH>/jn/<CLUSTER_NAME>/current/edits_inprogress_<#> while determining its valid length. Position was <POS> Can't scan a pre-transactional edit log.

This can happen during upgrade as well as anytime when nodes 1-3 are down for a period of time.


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