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From stephen mulcahy <stephen.mulc...@deri.org>
Subject Re: HBase configuration...
Date Thu, 01 Oct 2009 08:05:35 GMT
Ryan Rawson wrote:
> yes, the standalone version uses file:///tmp to store data, to allow
> people to get up and running without HDFS.  And you are exactly
> correct, with /tmp being cleaned on reboot on many distros.  Grep for
> /tmp in hbase-default.xml to find the setting.

Would it be better to default this directory to /var/tmp which would 
achieve the same goal of allowing people to quickly get up and running 
but might avoid some of the confusion of their HDFS disappearing on 
reboot (speaking as one recently confused in such a manner ;)


Stephen Mulcahy, DI2, Digital Enterprise Research Institute,
NUI Galway, IDA Business Park, Lower Dangan, Galway, Ireland
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