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Is it best practice to move Hadoop logs to HDFS when they rotate to allow them to be visible through Hunk?

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Hadoop generates lots of logs. It struck me recently that when the logs rotate, I might just move them to HDFS and allow them to be visible through Hunk.

Is this what many people do?

I guess I should change the log4j config so that rotated log files all have the date in their name rather than just a ".<digit>" suffix.

This might be bad if the hadoop cluster goes down - but I hope that if that happens, then the current log files will be enough.

Is this "best practice"?

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Re: Is it best practice to move Hadoop logs to HDFS when they rotate to allow them to be visible through Hunk?

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So far I am aware of only one other customer who is using Hunk to monitor Hadoop.

Customer use case = http://www.slideshare.net/Hadoop_Summit/enabling-exploratory-analytics-of-data-in-sharedservice-hado...
In addition, here is a good blog on the subject: http://blogs.splunk.com/2014/05/14/hunkonhunk/

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