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HBase merge tool failure

Question asked by tc_dev on Sep 17, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 18, 2013 by aditya
I would like to use HBase util.Merge tool (per ) to consolidate several tiny regions that got formed after data loading.

Per util.Merge instructions I brought down HBase by stopping HBase Master and HBase RegionServers through the Web UI. However when I run the merge tool it seems to believe HBase is still up and refuses to work. Here is the output

    [root@localhost]# hbase org.apache.hadoop.hbase.util.Merge <table_name> <region1> <region2>
    13/09/18 02:16:52 INFO util.NativeCodeLoader: Loaded the native-hadoop library
    13/09/18 02:16:52 INFO security.JniBasedUnixGroupsMapping: Using JniBasedUnixGroupsMapping for Group resolution
    13/09/18 02:16:52 INFO util.Merge: Verifying that file system is available...
    13/09/18 02:16:52 INFO util.Merge: Verifying that HBase is not running...
    13/09/18 02:16:52 FATAL util.Merge: HBase cluster must be off-line.

Perhaps there could be something about MapR HBase distribution that makes merge tool think that HBase is up even when it is not. I've upgraded to the latest version of everything: MapR v3.0.1 / HBase 0.94.9

Was this use case tested / confirmed to work?