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From Mike Drob <>
Subject Re: Merging smaller/empty tablets [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]
Date Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:37:11 GMT

In order to merge small tablets, you can ask Accumulo to merge sections of
a table smaller than a given size.

root@myinstance> merge -t myTable -s 100M

On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 4:31 PM, Dickson, Matt MR <> wrote:

> I have a table that has evolved to have 1.07T tablets and I fairly
> confident a large portion of these are now empty or very small.  I'd like
> to merge smaller tablets and delete empty tablets, is there a smart way to
> do this?
> My thought was to query the metadata table for all tablets under a
> certain size for the table and then merge these tablets.
> Is the first number in thevalue the size of the tablet, ie
> >  scan -b 1xk -e 1xk\xff -c file
> 1xk;34234 file:hdfs//name/accumulo/tables/1xk/t-er23423/M423432.rf []
> *213134*,234234
> Also, are there any side effects of this that I need to be aware of when
> doing this on a massive table?
> Thanks in advance,
> Matt

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