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Hadoop 2.x Administration Cookbook by Gurmukh Singh

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HBase administration commands

In this recipe, we will look at HBase administration commands, which are very useful for troubleshooting and managing the cluster.

Being an HBase administrator in a company, one needs to perform backup, recovery, troubleshooting, tuning, and many other complex things. It is good to know about the commands to make intuitive decisions.

Getting ready

To complete the recipe, you must have a running HBase cluster and must have completed the Setting up HBase multi-node cluster recipe.

How to do it...

  1. Connect to the master1.cyrus.com master node in the cluster and switch to the user hadoop. Note that we can connect to any node in the cluster or use HBase client for connections.
  2. Connect to the HBase shell prompt and execute the ...

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