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From Siddharth Karandikar <siddharth.karandi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Import HBase snapshots possible?
Date Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:54:31 GMT
Yeah, thats right. But the issue is, hdfs that I am exporting to is
not under HBase.
Can you please provide some example command to do this...


Thanks,
Siddharth

On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 7:17 PM, Matteo Bertozzi <theo.bertozzi@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, the export an HDFS path.
> $ bin/hbase class org.apache.hadoop.hbase.snapshot.tool.ExportSnapshot
> -snapshot MySnapshot -copy-to hdfs:///srv2:8082/hbase
>
> so you can export to some /my-backup-dir on your HDFS
> and then you've to export back to an hbase cluster, when you want to
> restore it
>
> Matteo
>
>
>
> On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 2:45 PM, Siddharth Karandikar <
> siddharth.karandikar@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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