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From Michael Wall <>
Subject Re: Major Compactions
Date Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:19:14 GMT
Hi Jeff

I don't have the docs in front of m but there is a cancel for compactions.
I have never had much success with that though

A little more complex you could try deleting the fate transaction.  It will
require you stop the master.

Hope that helps.


On Mon, Dec 11, 2017, 20:01 Jeff Downton <> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Is it possible to stop a major compaction once it has begun (Accumulo
> 1.7.0)?
> Manually kicked one off on a table containing ~20k tablets,  which
> subsequently queued up ~20k major compactions (I'm assuming one for each
> tablet in the table).
> It's running slower than I'd like so I'm looking to defer running it till
> another time.  The purpose for the major compaction is to permanently
> remove deleted key-value pairs in the table.
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> -Jeff

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