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From Siddharth Karandikar <siddharth.karandi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Import HBase snapshots possible?
Date Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:45:05 GMT
Can't I export it to plain HDFS? I think that would be very useful.

On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 7:08 PM, Matteo Bertozzi <theo.bertozzi@gmail.com> wrote:
> The ExportSnapshot will export the snapshot data+metadata, in theory, to
> another hbase cluster.
> so on the second cluster you'll now be able to do "list_snapshots" from
> shell and see the exported snapshot.
> now you can simply do clone_snapshot "snapshot_name", "new_table_name" and
> you're restoring a snapshot on the second cluster
>
> assuming that you have removed the snapshot from cluster1 and you want to
> export back your snapshot..
> you just use ExportSnapshot again to move the snapshot from cluster2 to
> cluster1
> and same as before you do a clone_snapshot to restore it
>
> Matteo
>
>
>
> On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 2:35 PM, Siddharth Karandikar <
> siddharth.karandikar@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi there,
>>
>> I am testing out newly added snapshot capability, ExportSnapshot in
>> particular.
>> Its working fine for me. I am able to run ExportSnapshot properly.
>>
>> But the biggest (noob) issue is, once exported, is there any way to
>> import those snapshots back in hbase? I don't see any ImportSnapshot
>> util there.
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Siddharth
>>

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