Configure HBase in Cloudera Manager to store snapshots in Amazon S3

You must configure HBase before you can store snapshots on Amazon S3.

Perform the following steps in Cloudera Manager
  1. Open the HBase service page.
  2. Scope > HBASE (Service-Wide)
  3. Select Category > Backup.
  4. Type S3 in the Search box.
  5. Enter your Amazon S3 access key ID in the field AWS S3 access key ID for remote snapshots.
  6. Enter your Amazon S3 secret access key in the field AWS S3 secret access key for remote snapshots.
  7. Enter the path to the location in Amazon S3 where your HBase snapshots will be stored in the field Amazon S3 Path for Remote Snapshots.
  8. In a terminal window, log in to your Cloudera Manager cluster at the command line and create a /user/hbase directory in HDFS. Change the owner of the directory to hbase.

    For example:

    hdfs dfs -mkdir /user/hbase
    hdfs dfs -chown hbase /user/hbase