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Re: Hbase + mapreduce -- operational design question
I believe HBase has some kind of TTL (timeout-based expiry) for
records and it can clean them up on its own.

On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 1:54 AM, Dhodapkar, Chinmay
> Hello,
> I have a setup where a bunch of clients store 'events' in an Hbase table . Also, periodically(once a day), I run a mapreduce job that goes over the table and computes some reports.
> Now my issue is that the next time I don't want mapreduce job to process the 'events' that it has already processed previously. I know that I can mark processed event in the hbase table and the mapper can filter them them out during the next run. But what I would really like/want is that previously processed events don't even hit the mapper.
> One solution I can think of is to backup the hbase table after running the job and then clear the table. But this has lot of problems..
> 1) Clients may have inserted events while the job was running.
> 2) I could disable and drop the table and then create it again...but then the clients would complain about this short window of unavailability.
> What do people using Hbase (live) + mapreduce typically do. ?
> Thanks!
> Chinmay

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