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From Premal Shah <premal.j.s...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Manage Major Compaction.
Date Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:15:20 GMT
<!-- Disabling automatic major compaction -->

On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 1:06 PM, Jason Huang <jason.huang@icare.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> The hbase book at apache website has the following statement about
> controlling major compaction: "A common administrative technique is to
> manage major compactions manually, rather than letting HBase do it. By
> default,HConstants.MAJOR_COMPACTION_PERIOD is one day and major compactions
> may kick in when you least desire it - especially on a busy system. To turn
> off automatic major compactions set the value to 0."
> So... If we choose to let HBase do it, is there a way we can set to let
> HBase do the major compaction at a certain time of the day? Or is it random
> and could be at any time of the day?
> And if we set HConstants.MAJOR_COMPACTION_PERIOD to 0, that means we have
> to kick off major compaction manually through HBase shell or write a script
> to enter shell and execute the major compaction at a certain time? Also,
> where should I set HConstants.MAJOR_COMPACTION_PERIOD = 0? In
> /conf/hbase-site.xml?
> thanks!
> Jason

Premal Shah.

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