@Arun, My colleague and I are working through backing up HBase tables to S3 at this very moment. There are various ways to get around the authentication problems, but perhaps the most straightforward method is to set the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY environment variables like this: export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=yourAccessKeyId
export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=yourSecretAccessKey Now we're trying to figure out how/where we're supposed to set the hbase.backup.enabled property. This is perhaps more challenging than it should be because we are still working through a lot of simultaneous learning curves, including the one for HBase.
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