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From Stack <st...@duboce.net>
Subject Re: hbase doesn't delete data older than TTL in old regions
Date Thu, 16 Sep 2010 04:53:48 GMT
On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 5:50 PM, Jinsong Hu <jinsong_hu@hotmail.com> wrote:
> One thing I am not clear about major compaction is that for the regions with
> a single map file,
> will hbase actually load it and remove the records older than TTL ?

Major compactions will run even if only one file IFF this file is not
already the product of a major compaction (files that have been major
compacted get a marker in their metadata so next time a major
compaction runs we'll skip the file) AND the time since the last major
compaction is < TTL (See

The RegionServer runs a Major Compaction checking thread... it runs on a period.

So, it should be doing what you want (if a little crudely given its
waiting TTL before rechecking if already major compacted.

We could make improvement by looking at oldest timestamp every time we
run the major compaction check.


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