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From Joe Pallas <pal...@cs.stanford.edu>
Subject Re: Why HTableDescriptor DEFAULT_VERSIONS is 3?
Date Mon, 04 Apr 2011 18:23:52 GMT

On Apr 4, 2011, at 10:48 AM, tsuna wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 10:40 AM, Stack <stack@duboce.net> wrote:
>> Want to make an issue to change it Joe?  (As Ryan says, no
>> justification that I remember other than that is how its always been).
> Personally I think that 3 is a good reasonable default.  Maybe most
> people don't really need 3 versions, but most of the time I'm sure
> they can pay for it, they won't even notice.  It can be a life-saver
> after you screw up to be able to get back to older versions...  If you
> truly have a "big data" problem (few people really do), then you
> probably will know what you're doing, and you'll tune the number of
> versions appropriately for your needs.

I've created HBASE-3730 so the pros and cons can be discussed in the JIRA.


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