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From "Bryan Duxbury (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HBASE-281) Shell should allow deletions in .META. and -ROOT- tables
Date Thu, 07 Feb 2008 06:21:08 GMT

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Bryan Duxbury commented on HBASE-281:

Edward - did you mean to indicate the latest (v3), or are you actually pointing to the v3
patch? Is there some reason that v2 is preferable to v3?

> Shell should allow deletions in .META. and -ROOT- tables
> --------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HBASE-281
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-281
>             Project: Hadoop HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: hql
>            Reporter: Bryan Duxbury
>            Assignee: Edward Yoon
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 0.2.0
>         Attachments: 2744.patch, 281-v2.patch, 281-v3.patch, 281.patch
> For administrative and debugging purposes, it would be nice to be able to delete rows
from .META. via the shell. The alternative is writing custom java code to do such operations,
which is just ridiculous. The reality of HBase's maturity is that from time to time we're
going to have to reach into the .META. and -ROOT- tables to fix things, so I think the shell
should be where that happens.
> Currently, attempting to delete from either table gives a "non-existant table" error.

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