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From Ted Yu <yuzhih...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Table copies in hbase
Date Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:24:54 GMT
There is also backup / restore (work in progress):

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-7912

FYI

On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 2:12 AM, Samir Ahmic <ahmic.samir@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Sumit,
> IMHO snapshots are easiest way to copy tables you need just to steps:
>
> 1. create snapshot
> 2.  clone snapshot to another table
>
> What version of hbase you are using? Regarding you question what will
> happen in case operation fails in case of cloning snapshot i have never
> experience such event if snapshot was not corrupted. In case of CopyTable
> mr i assume that data will be partially copied. In any case your source
> tables will be OK.
>
>
> Regards
> Samir
>
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 7:51 AM, Sumit Nigam <sumit_only@yahoo.com.invalid
> >
> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> > I have a a few tables in hbase which I would like to create copies of.
> The
> > tables will be in same cluster.
> > I wanted to know based on experience, which one of the options is better:
> > 1. copyTable2. snapshot3. Any other?
> > Besides efficiency aspect, I am also interested in knowing what happens
> > when the operation fails midway copying from snapshot to destination
> table.
> > Or when it fails midway copying to destination table in copyTable option.
> > Would data be left in inconsistent state?
> > Thanks,Sumit
>

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