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From Andrew Purtell <apurt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: backup approaches
Date Wed, 07 Jan 2009 21:45:01 GMT
Hi Jeremy,

> From: Jeremy Pinkham 
> As a simplistic approach, I was considering just stopping
> hbase and making a copy of its directory on DFS.

Making periodic snapshots by shutting down your cluster and 
doing a copy in HDFS is effective enough. You may want to
look at this also:

There's no live backup or snapshot capability in HBase now. 
You may want to monitor these issues:
One of these could produce results that support hot backup
at the file level. 

    - Andy


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