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From "Amit Kabra (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-19106) Backup self validation for its correctness.
Date Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:16:00 GMT

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Amit Kabra commented on HBASE-19106:
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Thanks for adding the release version.

But its very important feature IMO.  

Due to dynamic nature of HBase where compaction/splits/merges/flushes, etc keep happening
all the time, there can arise scenarios in production where backup may miss rows , cells ,
etc. 
Or some part (hfile, manifests, etc...) of it gets corrupted / deleted due to xyz cluster
issues. 
It would be great to know that the data we just backed up is restorable and has taken correct
backup. Backups are important and needed in critical scenarios only and hence its validation
is important IMO.

> Backup self validation for its correctness.
> -------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-19106
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-19106
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: backup&restore
>            Reporter: Amit Kabra
>            Priority: Major
>             Fix For: 2.1.0
>
>
> Backups are critical and if they don't work when we need them at the time of restore
than they are not useful. We should do sanity test for each backup job we run that it is restorable
and hence can be trusted.
> A self validation feature can be added for the same to the backups where whenever a backup
is run , once it finishes it will trigger a validation job that will do a sample restoration
of the backed up data and will make sure that it compares well with actual data.



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