To access the files in HDFS, we can type any of the commands displayed on the screen.
To see which datanodes have blocks of sample.txt, use the following command:
hdfs fsck -blocks -locations -racks -files sample.txt
Blocks are located on datanodes having private ips 172.31.53.48, 172.31.38.183 and 172.31.37.42
By default, Every file is having a replication factor of 3 on CloudxLab. To change the replication factor of sample.txt to 1, we can run
hadoop fs -setrep -w 1 /user/abhinav9884/sample.txt
Now if we check the blocks, we will see that the Average block replication is 1. If you want to increase your space quota on HDFS, please decrease the replication factor of your home directory in HDFS