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From Ted Yu <yuzhih...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: CopyTable
Date Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:13:19 GMT
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 ?


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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