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HBase Archive ?

Is there any way to archive HBase data like "Hadoop Archive" ?

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No, because HDFS is a filesystem and HBase is a key-value store ("database").

But, you can archive HBase tables easily. Please see the HBase snapshot feature: http://hbase.apache.org/book.html#ops.snapshots. Using this feature, you can take a point-in-time view of a table, and copy all of the referenced files to some location in HDFS or elsewhere.

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No, because HDFS is a filesystem and HBase is a key-value store ("database").

But, you can archive HBase tables easily. Please see the HBase snapshot feature: http://hbase.apache.org/book.html#ops.snapshots. Using this feature, you can take a point-in-time view of a table, and copy all of the referenced files to some location in HDFS or elsewhere.

What benefit you are expecting by archiving hbase data like "Hadoop Archive"? or Is your purpose to just archive HBase data in any form?