Did you notice the space on the hbase directory in HDFS change at all? It
takes time to complete the major compactions (and it depends on the size of
the tables). Deleting column families will just delete those HFiles. That
should definitely free up space.
On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 4:50 AM, Cyril Scetbon <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:
> I've a table with 4 column families. I've deleted the data in a column
> family with an alter command and tried a major_compact on the table but I
> can't free space :( it's still filled at 80%. I've just changed the number
> of versions on the column family and tried another major compact. Is it the
> good way ? is there another thing to do ?
> Cyril SCETBON