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From Li Pi ...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Writing the WAL to a different filesystem from the HFiles
Date Tue, 27 Dec 2011 05:12:40 GMT
Totally doable. not supported in normal configuration - but easy enough to
make. Open a jira.
On Dec 26, 2011 8:38 PM, "Jagane Sundar" <jagane@sundar.org> wrote:

> Hello HBaseistas,
>
> I have a question: Has anyone here tried to run HBase with the WAL going
> to one FileSystem, and the HFiles going to another?
>
> My casual perusal of the source code indicates that this is not possible,
> so I am willing to hack a configuration option to do this and try it out.
>
> Let me explain my motivation for trying this experiment: I want to run
> HBase on Amazon EC2, with the WAL going to a HDFS on Ephemeral Storage, and
> HFiles going to S3.
>
> Is this a reasonable thing to attempt? Or am I out of my mind?
>
> Thanks in advance, and congratulations on building an outstanding piece of
> software.
> Jagane

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