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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


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