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From "Slava Gorelik" <slava.gore...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: HBase and hadoop cluster rebalance
Date Thu, 16 Oct 2008 22:41:59 GMT
Hi.Small question, little bit off topic.
How can i change the default 100GB datanode size to be something else ?

Best Regards.

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 10:41 PM, stack <stack@duboce.net> wrote:

> Daniel Ploeg wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I performed a cluster rebalance on my test cluster yesterday (5
>> regionserver
>> / datanodes each with approx 400GB - total approx 2TB HDFS) and I would
>> like
>> to know if the mailing lists have seen similar results to what I've seen.
> I talked to the lads running hbase here at powerset.  They believe they
> have seen something similar when they grow the cluster by some significant
> percentage (20-30%).  The addition of new machines brings on a rebalancing
> and thereafter hbase runs "faster".
>  I had a single table with a single column family and loaded it up so that
>> it
>> just about filled the entire cluster. Actually one or two of the nodes had
>> run out of space, yet the fifth machine only had 50% of its disks utilised
>> (which is why I though a rebalance was in order). There are a total of
>> 1475
>> regions in the cluster. Prior to starting the rebalance the cluster only
>> had
>> about 250GB left to it's disposal. After the rebalance I now have almost
>> 800GB free.
> If 1475 regions, update to 0.18.1 (coming soon).
>  Furthermore, I was performing read tests prior to the rebalance and
>> getting
>> a response time of approx 500ms per row (each row has 10000 column
>> instances
>> of the column family which were deserialised as part of the test). After
>> the
>> rebalance my read times reduced to around 340ms.
> If you could have fewer columns in a family column, you'll get a bit better
> performance: HBASE-867.
> Good on you Daniel,
> St.Ack

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