As https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-13153 shows there is a mismatch between using region replication and using bulk loads that prevent the data from the bulk loads from being replicated (if I understand everything correctly). That said, that JIRA suggests help is on the way, but is there a strategy that should be employed in the meantime?
Minor correction: region replication and [table] replication are two separate things. Be sure not to confuse the two 🙂
In the cases where HBase replication does not support the replication of bulk-loaded HFiles, the simple solution is to distcp the files you are going to bulk load to the destination cluster and also bulk import them there.
Fair enough on cluster-to-cluster replication. I'm thinking about intra-cluster replication of regions for the purpose of HA Read features. Is this automatically addressed already and if not, are there strategies to take care of this?