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Re: Accumulo v1.4.1 - ran out of memory and lost data
John Vines 2013-01-30, 16:35
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On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 11:30 AM, Keith Turner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Was this resolved?
>
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 8:28 AM, David Medinets
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > I had a plain Java program, single-threaded, that read an HDFS
> > Sequence File with fairly small Sqoop records (probably under 200
> > bytes each). As each record was read a Mutation was created, then
> > written via Batch Writer to Accumulo. This program was as simple as it
> > gets. Read a record, Write a mutation. The Row Id used YYYYMMDD (a
> > date) so the ingest targeted one tablet. The ingest rate was over 150
> > million entries for about 19 hours. Everything seemed fine. Over 3.5
> > Billion entries were written. Then the nodes ran out of memory and
> > Accumulo nodes went dead. 90% of the server was lost. And data poofed
> > out of existence. Only 800M entries are visible now.
> >
> > We restarted the data node processes and the cluster has been running
> > garbage collection for over 2 days.
> >
> > I did not expect this simple approach to cause an issue. From looking
> > at the logs file, I think that at least two compactions were being run
> > while still ingested those 176 million entries per hour. The hold
> > times started rising and eventually the system simply ran out of
> > memory. I have no certainty about this explanation though.
> >
> > My current thinking is to re-initialize Accumulo and find some way to
> > programatically monitoring the hold time. The add a delay to the
> > ingest process whenever the hold time rises over 30 seconds. Does that
> > sound feasible?
> >
> > I know there are other approaches to ingest and I might give up this
> > method and use another. I was trying to get some kind of baseline for
> > analysis reasons with this approach.
>