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From "cuijianwei (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-11626) Region will be closed if user try to move it to an error destination server
Date Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:17:13 GMT

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cuijianwei commented on HBASE-11626:
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[~apurtell], sorry for replying late. I agree that we shouldn't move a region to a dead or
invalid location:). There might be situations that users pass an unexpected server name(for
example, copy the server name from page of another hbase cluster) to the 'move region' command,
they might not realize the mistake and thought to pass the correct address. Then, the region
will be closed and reopened, and can't serve business in this period. We can discover such
mistakes earlier before closing the region, so that reduce the impact caused by misoperation.
Users should be careful enough to do such operation, and we could try to help them not to
make mistakes:)

> Region will be closed if user try to move it to an error destination server
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-11626
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-11626
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: master
>    Affects Versions: 0.98.4
>            Reporter: cuijianwei
>            Priority: Minor
>
> When moving region to a destination server by hbase shell command, such as:
> {code}
> move '7dbe79eb3a77df085c8546b2ee540e7f', 'localhost,58220,1406806842691'
> {code}
> user could pass an error destination server name, such as misspellinging the server name.
Then, HMaster will close the region firstly and then assign the region to a random server
when finding the destination server is not online, and the region can not serve before it
is online again. Do we need to check the destination server name corresponds to an online
server before closing region?(in HMaster.move(...)) 
> {code}
> ...
> if (destServerName == null || destServerName.length == 0) {
>       ....
>     } else {
>       dest = ServerName.valueOf(Bytes.toString(destServerName));
>       if (dest.equals(regionState.getServerName())) {
>          ...
>       }
>       // ### check the destination sever is online before closing region ###
>     }
> ...
> {code}



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