no, at the moment you can not stop the archiving process.
can't you just copy the .hbase-snapshot dir first?
also it should be small enough to do it as pre-MR step, since "all the
files" are empty.
On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 7:48 AM, Siddharth Karandikar <
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> I am writing a custom ExportSnapshot utility where I cannot guarantee
> order in which files are exported to destination location. So archive
> files (or any other hfiles or log files) could get copied before the
> links are created in .hbase-snapshot directory.
> So, as I understand, in such situations, there is a possibility that
> .archive file could get deleted before I create corresponding link
> file in .hbase-snapshot dir.
> Can .archive file cleaner thread be paused for some time? Is there any
> configuration to do that?