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From Doug Meil <doug.m...@explorysmedical.com>
Subject Re: terrible! I can't drop the table
Date Mon, 07 May 2012 13:49:28 GMT

Harsh pretty much summed it up already (e.g., "don't do that") but below
is some further reading of what just happened...


... META is just an HBase table under the covers. By deleting the table on
the HDFS filesystem, it did nothing with the table metadata in META.

On 5/7/12 9:18 AM, "Harsh J" <harsh@cloudera.com> wrote:

>The drop is what you ought to have done first, before removing the FS
>folder and the meta entries. It does all those actions for you. Why
>did you do it this way?
>Do you see the table still appearing in the list outputs? Can you
>provide us a paste bin link of:
>echo "scan '.META.'" | hbase shell | grep cjjWaitHash
>On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 6:44 PM, Jiajun Chen <cjjvictory@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I deleted the folder use bin/hadoop fs -rmr /hbase/cjjWaitHash ,and
>> the row with prefix cjjWaitHash in .META.
>> Now how can I drop the table cjjWaitHash ?
>Harsh J

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