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From Aaron Kimball ...@cs.washington.edu>
Subject Re: Backing up hbase (or maybe "making a check-point")
Date Wed, 23 Jan 2008 22:58:46 GMT
Is there a hot backup capability in the works?
- Aaron

stack wrote:
> Marc Harris wrote:
>> Is it just a matter of
>> shutting down the hbase and hadoop servers, and then copying the "dfs"
>> and "mapred" folders somewhere else? And then moving them back into
>> place if I need to revert to that state. Or are there other files that
>> need to be copied too?
>>
>>   
> You need to shutdown hbase so it will dump whats in memory out to the 
> filesystem.  Then it should just be a matter of copying the 
> hbase.rootdir elsewhere.  If that doesn't work, its a bug.
>
> St.Ack
>

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