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From "stack (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-643) Rename tables
Date Tue, 21 Aug 2012 19:01:40 GMT

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stack commented on HBASE-643:
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@Sameer I don't think so.  The rename script was recently removed because it had rotted; it
had not been updated to match changed API.  We really need something like ids for tables,
something like what Keith talks of in the above so a rename is a near-costless operations
(as opposed to the rewrite of .META. and HDFS dir name that the rename script used do).
                
> Rename tables
> -------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-643
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-643
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Michael Bieniosek
>         Attachments: copy_table.rb, rename_table.rb
>
>
> It would be nice to be able to rename tables, if this is possible.  Some of our internal
users are doing things like: upload table mytable -> realize they screwed up -> upload
table mytable_2 -> decide mytable_2 looks better -> have to go on using mytable_2 instead
of originally desired table name.

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