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From Patrick Schless <patrick.schl...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: CopyTable
Date Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:19:42 GMT
Unfortunately, I'm on 0.92.1, and the snapshot approach you linked isn't
available until 0.94. Bummer, looked cool.

Anybody have any insight into the question around the CopyTable process? Or
know another way to rename a table in 0.92.1?

Thanks,
Patrick


On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 3:21 PM, Patrick Schless
<patrick.schless@gmail.com>wrote:

> Sweet, I'll give that a try (I hadn't seen that before), thanks.
>
> If it's not super fast (under a few minutes), I'll still have to go with
> the CopyTable approach, though. I'm currently testing, but my assumption is
> that I can do a series of CopyTables (all but the first CopyTable would
> specify a starttime of when the previous job began) will end up with only a
> small period of downtime (the final CopyTable).
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 3:13 PM, Ted Yu <yuzhihong@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> bq.  since there doesn't seem to be a good way to rename a table
>>
>> Have you looked at http://hbase.apache.org/book.html#table.rename ?
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:20 PM, Patrick Schless <
>> patrick.schless@gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>>
>> > Context:
>> > I'm working on getting replication set up, and a prerequisite for me is
>> to
>> > rename the table (since you have to replicate to the same name as the
>> > source). For this, I'm testing a CopyTable strategy, since there doesn't
>> > seem to be a good way to rename a table (please correct me if I'm
>> wrong).
>> >
>> > My question:
>> > According to [1], the CopyTable job takes an argument "all.cells" which
>> > "Also
>> > copy delete markers and uncollected deleted cells (advanced option)."
>> >
>> > I'm confused by the "advanced option" bit. When would you not want to
>> copy
>> > deletes over to a new table? Without that, it seems like you could end
>> up
>> > with more data than you were expecting in the target table.
>> >
>> > Any info would be helpful.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Patrick
>> >
>> >
>> > [1] http://hbase.apache.org/book/ops_mgt.html#copytable
>> >
>>
>
>

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