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Registered: ‎01-05-2017

Hbase operation slowly after mass delete

I have a Hbase table on my cluster (about 5M rows). I wrote a Mapreduce job to delete a mass rows of my table. After delete, there 's only about 30K rows in my table. But operations to my table become very slowly, for example: count, scan, disable, ... I looked at Cloudera Manager Dashboard and see the region size of my table still ~6G. And I think it was my problem. Anyone have any idea? Please help me!

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Registered: ‎08-04-2017

Re: Hbase operation slowly after mass delete

The disk space won't be reclaimed from region files until there's been a major compaction. You can manually trigger that from the hbase web interface. This is a heavy operation if you do it on all regions at once, so be aware it will impact performance while it's running.

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