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From Greg Pelly <gfpe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: HBase Export
Date Wed, 25 Jan 2012 04:41:17 GMT
Thanks for that, I'm now backing up.

The resulting file format isn't very helpful other than if the requirement
is to restore to the same or another machine. My real investigation is not
just to backup it's to back up, modify the tables ie add a column family,
add some more tables etc. and then modify the data in some other tool ie a
spreadsheet modifying a CSV or TSV ( I see you can import a TSV). Is there
some way to export to a more friendly format?

On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 2:08 PM, Harsh J <harsh@cloudera.com> wrote:

> The import/export tools are mapreduce programs but you can also run
> them off Hadoop's local mode (default, when not configured), not
> needing Hadoop "setup" as a cluster. HBase ships a hadoop jar in its
> distribution by default, which should suffice.
> On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 8:30 AM, Greg Pelly <gfpelly@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm investigating the import/export functionality in HBase, there's a lot
> > of hits on searches but every page I hit seems to assume that I have
> hadoop
> > installed as well as HBase (including the book, the definitive guide). Is
> > it really necessary for me to have Hadoop installed in order to use the
> > export tool?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Greg
> --
> Harsh J
> Customer Ops. Engineer, Cloudera

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