Store HBase snapshots on Amazon S3

HBase snapshots can be stored on the cloud storage service Amazon S3.

To configure HBase to store snapshots on Amazon S3, you must have the following information:
  • The access key ID for your Amazon S3 account.
  • The secret access key for your Amazon S3 account.
  • The path to the directory in Amazon S3 where you want your HBase snapshots to be stored.

You can improve the transfer of large snapshots to Amazon S3 by increasing the number of nodes due to throughput limitations of EC2 on a per node basis.