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From stack <st...@duboce.net>
Subject Re: Another backup question
Date Sat, 07 Feb 2009 20:54:05 GMT
On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 1:35 PM, Yair Even-Zohar <yaire@revenuescience.com>wrote:

> I try to backup hbase is a brute force, yet a faster method by copying
> everything under the adoop.tmp.dir which includes the namenode, data
> etc.

This will work while your dataset is small.  A variant when your data gets
bigger is to shutdown hbase and then do a MR copy of your hbase rootdir.
See the 'distcp' option on ./bin/hadoop..


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