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From Stack <st...@duboce.net>
Subject Re: question about bulk loader
Date Tue, 26 Oct 2010 21:49:58 GMT
On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 2:34 PM, Jack Levin <magnito@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, suppose we run bulk loader yesterday, and today, the regions names
> on the same table no longer exist because of region splits, etc.?
> What happens to the data when its 'loaded' into the hbase region
> directories?  Will it make 'older' regions per, from 24 hours ago? Or
> cause some sort of an issue and an exception?
>
>

It does the right thing.  It adjusts to the new lay of the land
splitting the bulk written files to match new region layout as needed.
 See http://hbase.apache.org/docs/r0.89.20100924/xref/org/apache/hadoop/hbase/mapreduce/LoadIncrementalHFiles.html#181

St.Ack

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