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Re: how to get the timestamp of hfile, like when it's generated.
Hi, Ram and Stack,
It works for me, after an initial try out. Though the name seems a bit
confusing, as hfile in hbase is immutable and not supposed to be "modified"
afterwards, -)

On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 1:09 AM, Stack <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 9:06 PM, Ramkrishna.S.Vasudevan
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Hi Yun Peng
> >
> > You want to know the creation time? I could see the getModificationTime()
> > api.  Internally it is used to get a store file with minimum timestamp.
> > I have not tried it out.  Let me know if it solves your purpose.
> > Just try it out.
> >
> To add to Rams' response, if you have a reader on the file, you can
> get some of its attributes (which I believe come from metadata block
> -- you should check the code) and you can iterate the metadata too
> which has stuff first and last keys, average size, etc.  See here:
> http://hbase.apache.org/apidocs/org/apache/hadoop/hbase/io/hfile/HFile.Reader.html
>  To look at a particular file's metadata, see the hfile tool at
> " HFile Tool" in the reference guide.
> St.Ack