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From st...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1031431 - /hbase/trunk/src/docbkx/book.xml
Date Fri, 05 Nov 2010 04:46:03 GMT
Author: stack
Date: Fri Nov  5 04:46:03 2010
New Revision: 1031431

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1031431&view=rev
More work on the quick start section; added setting hbase.rootdir (copying some tsuna doc)
before starting hbase and added a where to go next


Modified: hbase/trunk/src/docbkx/book.xml
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/hbase/trunk/src/docbkx/book.xml?rev=1031431&r1=1031430&r2=1031431&view=diff
--- hbase/trunk/src/docbkx/book.xml (original)
+++ hbase/trunk/src/docbkx/book.xml Fri Nov  5 04:46:03 2010
@@ -109,11 +109,34 @@
             e.g. <filename>hbase-<?eval ${project.version}?>.tar.gz</filename>.</para>
             <para>Decompress and untar your download and then change into the
-            unpacked directory and start HBase</para>
+            unpacked directory.</para>
             <para><programlisting>$ tar xfz hbase-<?eval ${project.version}?>.tar.gz
 $ cd hbase-<?eval ${project.version}?>
-$ ./bin/start-hbase.sh
+   At this point, you are ready to start HBase. But before starting it,
+   edit <filename>conf/hbase-site.xml</filename> and set the directory
+   you want HBase to write to, <varname>hbase.rootdir</varname>.
+   <programlisting>
+<?xml version="1.0"?>
+<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="configuration.xsl"?>
+  <property>
+    <name>hbase.rootdir</name>
+    <value>file:///DIRECTORY/hbase</value>
+  </property>
+Replace <varname>DIRECTORY</varname> in the above with a path to a directory
where you want
+HBase to store its data.  By default, <varname>hbase.rootdir</varname> is set
to <filename>/tmp/hbase-${user.name}</filename> 
+which means you'll lose all your data whenever your server reboots.
+            <para>Now start HBase:<programlisting>$ ./bin/start-hbase.sh
 starting master, logging to logs/hbase-user-master-example.org.out</programlisting></para>
             <para>You now have a running standalone HBase instance. In standalone mode,
HBase runs
@@ -223,6 +246,13 @@ stopping hbase...............</programli
+      <section><title>Where to go next
+      </title>
+      <para>Move on to the next section, the <link linkend="notsoquick">Not-so-quick
Start Guide</link>
+      where we'll go into depth on the different HBase run modes, requirements and critical
+      configurations needed setting up a distributed HBase deploy.
+      </para>
+      </section>
     <section xml:id="notsoquick">
@@ -339,6 +369,8 @@ might look like.
+<?xml version="1.0"?>
+<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="configuration.xsl"?>

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