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From "Jinsong Hu" <jinsong...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: how to remove dangling region and table?
Date Thu, 09 Sep 2010 04:29:29 GMT
how do I delete the  entries from .META. ? Is there a command or utility 
that I can use ?

the table doesn't even appear in "list" command any more.
if I try to run disable command, the shell says the table doesn't exist.
if I try to a table with that name, the shell says the table already exists.


From: "Stack" <stack@duboce.net>
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 8:54 PM
To: <user@hbase.apache.org>
Subject: Re: how to remove dangling region and table?

> On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 6:05 PM, Jinsong Hu <jinsong_hu@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>  I created a table and inserted 1.1 TB data, then I tried to drop the 
>> table
>> and data. I understand that current hbase has a bug,
> Yeah, enable/disable is kinda flakey in 0.20.x hbase.
>> so I renamed the table to a temp name. and then dropped the temp table.
>>  However, I found that some of the regions are not renamed to the temp 
>> table
>> and they are still with the original table name.
>> I tried to physically remove the HFS dir, and restart master and
>> regionserver, delete it from HDFS again , and restart master/regionserver
>> again. the regions just continue to hang there. and I can't create a 
>> table
>> with the original name.
> Yes.  The table has mention in the .META. table.  You'll need to
> delete the entries here as well as remove the table dir from hdfs.
> Or, just keep trying to disable.  It usually succeeds eventually.
> Then do drop table.
>>  Is there any way I can remove the dangling region and then I can create 
>> a
>> brand new table with original name ?
> Go through meta and delete each row which has the tablename for a prefix.
> Or shutdown hbase, remove the hbase.rootdir and restart.
> St.Ack

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