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From Doug Meil <doug.m...@explorysmedical.com>
Subject Re: When does compaction actually occur?
Date Sat, 02 Jun 2012 13:16:52 GMT

Related to "when does compaction actually occur?", although the original
question was about the web UI you might also want to see this...


Š for an overview of the compaction file-selection algorithm.

On 6/2/12 8:42 AM, "lars hofhansl" <lhofhansl@yahoo.com> wrote:

>A scan should *never* should you expired cells (unless you're doing a
>"raw" scan).
>If cells haven't been collected, yet, they'll be filtered by the scan. In
>any case the expired cells are not returned by the scan.
>Can you tell us more details?
>The scan code, the timestamps you get, a describe of your column
>families, etc.
>-- Lars
> From: Tom Brown <tombrown52@gmail.com>
>To: user@hbase.apache.org
>Sent: Friday, June 1, 2012 3:59 PM
>Subject: When does compaction actually occur?
>I have a table that holds rotating data. It has a TTL of 3600. For
>some reason, when I scan the table I still get old cells that are much
>older than that TTL.
>I have tried issuing a compaction request via the web UI, but that
>didn't seem to do anything.
>Am I misunderstanding the data model used by HBase?  Is there anything
>else I can check to verify the functionality of my integration?
>I am using HBase 0.92 with Hadoop 1.0.2.
>Thanks in advance!

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