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From "Keith Turner (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-952) Default action on `merge` command can be painful
Date Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:22:13 GMT


Keith Turner commented on ACCUMULO-952:

Could possible just make the command fail if it would create tablet with over a certain number
of files.   The user could override this with the -f option maybe.
> Default action on `merge` command can be painful
> ------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-952
>                 URL:
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: shell
>    Affects Versions: 1.4.2
>            Reporter: Josh Elser
>            Assignee: Billie Rinaldi
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 1.5.0
> If a user issues a merge via the shell for a table with no other arguments, this causes
a table to merge down to one tablet. This can make Accumulo really unhappy, especially if
the number of files for that tablet exceeds the configured threshold (100 by default?).
> Perhaps a confirmation could be added to the merge command just to make sure that the
user knows what they are doing? Other ideas?

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