So, can I say that if I have a table split across nodes (i.e. num tablets >
1) and HDFS replication in my system, it is sort of equivalent to a sharded
and replicated mongo architecture?

Best regards,
Yamini Joshi

On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 11:06 AM, Josh Elser <> wrote:

> The Accumulo (Data Center) Replication feature is for having multiple
> active Accumulo clusters all containing the same data.
> HDFS provides replication as a means for durability of the data it is
> storing. The files that Accumulo creates on one HDFS instance are
> replicated by HDFS. This does not help if your entire cluster become
> unavailable. That is what the data center replication Accumulo feature
> solves.
> While both can be called "replication", they serve very different purposes.
> Yamini Joshi wrote:
>> Hello
>> I was going through some Accumulo docs and found out about replication.
>> To enable replication,one needs to make some config settings as
>> described in
>> /asciidoc/chapters/replication.txt.
>> I cannot seem to grasp the difference between this replication conf and
>> the replication on HDFS level. What exactly is the use case for
>> replication? Are the replicated instances visible to the clients?
>> Best regards,
>> Yamini Joshi

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