Assuming you are running with multiple masters it should be perfectly safe to restart one of them. In my experience this does not cause any service interruption. If you aren't running with multiple in a production environment I suggest setting one up.
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On Feb 4, 2013, at 7:25 AM, samar kumar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I did a "status 'detailed'" and found 3 dead region servers. I was hoping
> that the dead region servers would go aways after a while but they seem to
> exist for a long time now. Is there a way for these to be removed without
> restarting the master.
> Using hbase 0.90.4-cdh3u3