Adam, Take a look at this archive , which discusses the gc.trash.ignore flag.
 http://apache-accumulo.1065345.n5.nabble.com/Accumulo-GC-and-Hadoop-trash-settings-td14895.html On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 11:14 AM, Adam J. Shook <adamjsh...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello all, > > Has there ever been discussion of having the Garbage Collector skip the > HDFS trash when deleting WALs and old RFiles as a configurable feature > (assuming it isn't already -- I couldn't find it)? Outside of the risks > involved in having the files immediately deleted, what'd be the negatives > of supporting this kind of feature? Is this something we'd be interested > in supporting? > > Thanks, > --Adam >