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From Ryan Rawson <ryano...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: HBase configuration...
Date Thu, 01 Oct 2009 08:14:02 GMT
That seems reasonable, although the nice thing about /tmp is how
universal it is :-)



On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 1:05 AM, stephen mulcahy
<stephen.mulcahy@deri.org> wrote:
> 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
>
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