Not a silly question:
>From the logs it seemed like the region servers could not handle the
workload of simultaneous compactions and insertions in the table. No, we
haven't run manual compactions on this particular table yet.
On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 6:53 PM, Michael Segel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:
> Silly question...
> Why are you trying to disable automated compaction?
> And then the equally silly question... are you attempting to run full
> compactions manually?
> On Jul 9, 2013, at 11:41 AM, David Koch <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Thank you for your replies.
> > So, as suggested, I tweaked the following settings in Cloudera Manager:
> > hbase.hstore.compactionThreshold=10000
> > hbase.hstore.compaction.max - I did not touch, I tried setting it to "0"
> > but the minimum is 2
> > I can't see any compactions being launched but the job still crashes,
> > here's a sample of the logs (*)
> > Run out of memory; HRegionServer will abort itself immediately
> > java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Direct buffer memory
> > Failed open of
> > starting to roll back the global memstore size.
> > org.apache.hadoop.hbase.DroppedSnapshotException: region:
> > Anyway: http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/28234921.jpg
> > Should it be that hard to import a reasonable amount of data into a
> > default-configured cluster of 10 reasonably powerful machines? If you are
> > inclined to help, I'll gladly provide more in-depth information.
> > Thank you,
> > /David
> > (*) (I am browsing this from Cloudera Manager since I don't have shell
> > access to the nodes)
> > On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 4:58 PM, Ted Yu <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >> Do you specify startTime and endTime parameters for the CopyTable job ?
> >> Cheers
> >> On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 4:38 AM, David Koch <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >>> Hello,
> >>> We disabled automated major compactions by setting
> >>> hbase.hregion.majorcompaction=0.
> >>> This was to avoid issues during buik import of data since compactions
> >>> seemed to cause the running imports to crash. However, even after
> >>> disabling, region server logs still show compactions going on, as well
> >>> aborted compactions. We also get compaction queue size warnings in
> >> Cloudera
> >>> Manager.
> >>> Why is this the case?
> >>> To be fair, we only disabled automated compactions AFTER the import
> >> failed
> >>> for the first time (yes, HBase was restarted) so maybe there are some
> >>> trailing compactions, but the queue size keeps increasing which I guess
> >>> should not be the case. Then again, I don't know how aborted
> >>> are counted - i.e not sure whether or not to trust the metrics on this.
> >>> A bit more about what I am trying to accomplish:
> >>> I am bulk loading about 100 indexed .lzo files with 20 * 10^6 Key-Value
> >>> (0.5kb) each into an HBase table. Each file is loaded by a separate
> >> Mapper
> >>> job, several of these jobs run in parallel to make sure all task
> >>> are used. Key distribution is the same in each file so even region
> >>> is to be expected. We did not pre-split the table as it does not seem
> >>> have been a limiting factor earlier.
> >>> On a related note. What if any experience do other HBase/Cloudera users
> >>> have with the Snapshotting feature detailed below?
> >>> http://www.cloudera.com/content/cloudera-content/cloudera-
> >>> docs/CDH4/4.2.0/CDH4-Installation-Guide/cdh4ig_topic_20_12.html
> >>> We need of a robust way to do inter-cluster cloning/back-up of tables,
> >>> preferably without taking the source table offline or impacting
> >> performance
> >>> of the source cluster. We only use HDFS files for importing because the