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From "Andrew Purtell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-10535) Table trash to recover table deleted by mistake
Date Sun, 16 Feb 2014 20:32:19 GMT

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Andrew Purtell commented on HBASE-10535:

Providing an option to, upon deletion command, disabling and moving the table metadata to
a namespace from which tables are automatically dropped after some interval seems reasonable.
The only wrinkle is finding somewhere to record the original namespace name to support a restore
command, and introducing that restore command. 

> Table trash to recover table deleted by mistake
> -----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HBASE-10535
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-10535
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Liu Shaohui
>            Priority: Minor
> When table is deleted, only Hfiles are moved to archives dir, table and region infos
are deleted immediately. So it's very difficult to recover tables which are deleted by mistakes.
> I think if we can introduce an table trash dir in HDFS. When the table is deleted, the
entire table dir is moved to trash dir. And after an configurable ttl,  the dir is deleted
actually. This can be done by HMaster.
> If we want to recover the deleted table, we can use a tool which moves table dir out
of trash and recovery the meta data of the table. There are many problems the recover tool
will encountered eg, parent  and daughter regions are all in the table dir. But I think this
feature is useful to handle some special cases.
> Discussions are welcomed.

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