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Enable Replication in HBase

HBase does have support for multi-site replication for disaster recovery, it is not a HA solution, the application and solution architecture will need to implement HA. This means that data from one cluster is automatically replicated to a backup cluster, this can within the same data center or across data centers. There are 3 ways to configure this, master-slave, master-master, and cyclic replication. Master slave is the simplest solution for DR as data is written to the master and replicated to the configured slave(s). Master-Master means that the two clusters cross replicate edits, however have means to prevent replication going into an infinite loop by tracking mutations using the HBase cluster ID. Cyclic replication is supported which means you can have multiple clusters replicating to each other these can be in combinations of master-master, master-slave.
Replication relies on the WAL, the WAL edits are replayed from a source region server to a target region server.

A few important…