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From yonghu <yongyong...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: When should we trigger a major compaction?
Date Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:38:07 GMT
Before you want to trigger major compaction, let's first explain why do we
need major compaction. The major compaction will cause
1. delete the data which is masked by tombstone;
2. delete the data which has expired ttl;
3. compact several small hfiles into a single larger one.

I didn't quite understand what do you mean by "use num of storefiles", why

On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:50 AM, Ramon Wang <ramon@appannie.com> wrote:

> Hi Guys
> We disabled the automatically major compaction setting in our HBase
> cluster, so we want to something which can tell us when should we do major
> compaction, we were thinking to use "num of storefiles", but we cannot find
> any APIs or any JMX settings which can be used for it, please share us some
> ideas on how to do it, thanks in advance.
> Cheers
> Ramon

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