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From Matteo Bertozzi <theo.berto...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: hbase hdfs snapshots
Date Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:20:21 GMT
On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 12:12 PM, rahul gidwani <rahul.gidwani@gmail.com>
 wrote:

> Even with manifests (Snapshot V2) for our larger tables it can take hours
> to Snapshot and Clone a table.
>

on snapshot time the only thing that can take hours, is "flush".
if you don't need that (which is what you get with hdfs snapshots) you can
specify SKIP_FLUSH => true


Matteo


On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 12:12 PM, rahul gidwani <rahul.gidwani@gmail.com>
wrote:

> HBase snapshots are a very useful feature. but it was implemented back
> before there was the ability to snapshot via HDFS.
>
> Newer versions of Hadoop support HDFS snapshots.  I was wondering if the
> community would be interested in something like a Snapshot V3 where we use
> HDFS to take these snapshots.
>
> Even with manifests (Snapshot V2) for our larger tables it can take hours
> to Snapshot and Clone a table.
>
> Would this feature be of use to anyone?
>
> thanks
> rahul
>

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