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From "Kevin O'dell" <kevin.od...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Merge large number of regions
Date Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:47:10 GMT

 I think a better approach would be a pre-split table and then do the
export/import.  This will save you from having to script the merges, which
can be end badly for META if done wrong.

On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 5:31 PM, Shrijeet Paliwal

> We moved to 0.92.2 some time ago and with that, increased the max file size
> setting to 4GB (from 2GB). Also an application triggered cleanup operation
> deleted lots of unwanted rows.
> These two combined have gotten us to a state where lots of regions are
> smaller than desired size.
> Merging regions two at a time seems time consuming and will be hard to
> automate. https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-1621 automates
> merging, but it is not stable.
> I am interested in knowing about other possible approaches folks have
> tried. What do you guys think about copyTable based approach ? (old
> ---copyTable---> new and then rename new to old)
> -Shrijeet

Kevin O'Dell
Customer Operations Engineer, Cloudera

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