High Availability/Disaster Recovery for Hadoop & HBase

The recommended approach for disaster recovery is twofold -

First and foremost, configuring a high availability HDFS and HBase environment through the use of Quorum Journal Managers ( and Failover HBase Master/Standby Master. 

Following this, your options for backups are Snapshots and/or Exports to provide a point-in-time rollback. Note that Snapshots are effectively metadata, not hard data.

Hadoop Snapshots -

Hadoop DistCP -

Snapshots and Exports -

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