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From Matteo Bertozzi <theo.berto...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Online snapshots are very slow?
Date Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:25:47 GMT
the high-level overview of snapshot is:
 - client ask the master to take a snapshot
 - the master lookup the RS that are hosting the regions for the specified
 - the master creates a znode to notify the RSs to take a snapshot
 - each RS involved will get notified and take the snapshot. which is flush
+ writing a manifest
 - each RS involved will respond to the master
 - the master will aggregate the result and verify the integrity
 - snapshot complete

so, the time required to take a snapshot is bounded by the slowest region
to flush/respond.
You can try with SKIP_FLUSH = true
also, if you grep Snapshot from the master log you can see what is taking


On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 5:18 PM, Vladimir Rodionov <vladrodionov@gmail.com>

> Some discussions:
> http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.java.hadoop.hbase.user/43616
> Any ideas why? It should not take 10s of seconds (unless we flush several
> GBs per server)
> I got info from my coworker that it is indeed slow (20+ sec on an almost
> empty table).
> I have not started testing myself yet but before I start digging into it I
> would like to collect opinions from HBase folks.
> -Vlad

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