Problem starting HBASE master on Hadoop with Cloudera

After formatting the Hadoop HDFS Namenode and trying to restart the Hadoop cluster in Cloudera I encountered thisfatal error on the HBASE master, preventing HBASE from starting at all: Unhandled exception. Starting shutdown. org.apache.hadoop.hbase.TableExistsException: hbase:namespace at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.master.handler.CreateTableHandler.prepare(CreateTableHandler.java:133) at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.master.TableNamespaceManager.createNamespaceTable(TableNamespaceManager.java:232) at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.master.TableNamespaceManager.start(TableNamespaceManager.java:86) at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.master.HMaster.initNamespace(HMaster.java:1069) at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.master.HMaster.finishInitialization(HMaster.java:942) at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.master.HMaster.run(HMaster.java:613) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745) After unsuccessfully trying to fix this… Continue reading Problem starting HBASE master on Hadoop with Cloudera