Using Apache HBase to store and access data
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Clone a table from a Snapshot

Clone operation enables you to create a new table with the same data as the original from the specified Snapshot.

The clone operation does not involve data copies. A change to the cloned table does not impact the snapshot or the original table.
In the HBase shell, enterclone_snapshot command and specify the name of the Snapshot.
$ hbase shell
hbase> clone_snapshot 'myTableSnapshot-122112', 'myNewTestTable'