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RE: Region balancing question
Seems this is available from 0.92 version..   See HBASE-3373

From: Anoop Sam John [[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2012 3:24 PM
Subject: RE: Region balancing question

  Which version you are using?
>From 0.94 in the balancer there are 2 ways of balancing. One is by table balancing in which balancer will make sure the regions for one table is balanced across the RSs. But in the other way of balancing in generic way it will consider all the regions across all the tables as one group only and will balance all across the RSs.  Seems the 2nd way is happening with ur case. Can u check the total number of regions (across all the tables) in every RS. Is this balanced now?

"hbase.master.loadbalance.bytable" config param can select any of the 2 ways of balancing. This is added in 0.94 version. You might be using some older version?

From: Bryan Keller [[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2012 11:37 AM
Subject: Region balancing question

I have a table on a 4 node test cluster. I also have some other tables on the cluster. The table in question has a total of 12 regions. I noticed that 1 node has 6 regions, another has zero, and the remaining two nodes have the expected 3 regions. I'm a little confused how this can happen.

The node with zero regions for the table has regions for other tables, so the node seems to be functioning properly. I'm not sure how this particular table can end up having no regions on this one node. Should the balancer distribute the regions evenly across the cluster for a given table? If so, is there a way to force it to rebalance?