Ah ok. We don't expire any data, so have not set any TTLs. Is there a
policy we can use to avoid compacting regions that have not changed (ie
have just 1 store file)?
On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 9:13 PM, Vladimir Rodionov
> HBase can run major compaction (even if table has not been updated) to
> purge expired data (TTL).
> Best regards,
> Vladimir Rodionov
> Principal Platform Engineer
> Carrier IQ, www.carrieriq.com
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> From: Premal Shah [[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Monday, September 09, 2013 9:02 PM
> To: user
> Subject: Tables gets Major Compacted even if they haven't changed
> We have a bunch on tables in our HBase cluster. We have a script which
> makes sure all of them get Major Compacted once every 2 days. There are 2
> things I'm observing
> 1) Table X has not updated in a month. We have not inserted, updated or
> deleted data. However, it still major compacts every 2 days. All the
> regions in this table have only 1 store file.
> 2) Table Y has a few regions where the rowkey is essentially a timestamp.
> So, we only write to 1 region at a time. Over time, the region splits, and
> then we write the one of the split regions. Now, whenever we major compact
> the table, all regions get major compacted. Only 1 region has more than 1
> store file, every other region has exactly once.
> Is there a way to avoid compaction of regions that have not changed?
> We are using HBase 0.94.11
> Premal Shah.
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