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From Mike Drob <>
Subject Re: stupid/dangerous batch load question
Date Wed, 28 May 2014 18:22:03 GMT
Are you partitioning the resultant files by the existing table splits, or
just sending everything to one file?

If you are importing multiple files, then there is potential that some of
the files succeed and others fail. Depending on how your data is laid out,
this may cause application level corruption, but the underlying key/value
store should be ok.

On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 12:49 PM, Seidl, Ed <> wrote:

>  I have a large amount of data that I am batch loading into accumulo.
>  I'm using mapreduce to read in chunks of data and write out rfiles to be
> loaded with importdirectory.  I've noticed that the import will hang for
> longer and longer times as more data is added.  For instance, one table,
> which currently has ~2500 tablets, now takes around 2 hours to process the
> importdirectory.
>  In poking around in the source for TableOperationsImpl (1.5.0), I see
> that there is an option to not wait on certain operations (like compact).
>  Would it be dangerous to (optionally) return immediately from
> importdirectory, and instead check the fail directory to detect errors in
> the import?  I know this will eventually cause a backup in the staging
> directories, but is there any potential to corrupt the tables?
>  Thanks,
> Ed

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