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From "Lars Hofhansl (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-4536) Allow CF to retain deleted rows
Date Tue, 04 Oct 2011 00:07:33 GMT

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Lars Hofhansl commented on HBASE-4536:
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@Andrew: Agree. There's no point really in setting up #minimumVersion if they get blown away
by a delete marker... Could even argue it's a bug in the parent.

@Jon: Replication already replicates deletes. And (luckily :) ) it has no optimization to
skip versions once it found a delete marker. So I think that should already work.
Or are you referring to some other method of multi-master replication. In that case we'd have
invent a new way to let a client retrieve delete markers. I think that'd be a different jira.

                
> Allow CF to retain deleted rows
> -------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-4536
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-4536
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: regionserver
>    Affects Versions: 0.92.0
>            Reporter: Lars Hofhansl
>            Assignee: Lars Hofhansl
>             Fix For: 0.92.0, 0.94.0
>
>
> Parent allows for a cluster to retain rows for a TTL or keep a minimum number of versions.
> However, if a client deletes a row all version older than the delete tomb stone will
be remove at the next major compaction (and even at memstore flush - see HBASE-4241).
> There should be a way to retain those version to guard against software error.
> I see two options here:
> 1. Add a new flag HColumnDescriptor. Something like "RETAIN_DELETED".
> 2. Folds this into the parent change. I.e. keep minimum-number-of-versions of versions
even past the delete marker.
> #1 would allow for more flexibility. #2 comes somewhat naturally with parent (from a
user viewpoint)
> Comments? Any other options?

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