Using DistCp to make a backup copy to Isilon

The Hadoop ecosystem provides a utility called 'distcp' which is a distributed copy program.  ( DistCp Version 2 Guide ) This demo shows how easy it is to provide a backup copy of HBASE (or any other directories) to a remote or local Isilon cluster.  This is important because the infrastructure required to provide a target HDFS file system can be much simpler and easy to manage and still provide the capability to integrate into an existing Hadoop Cluster built the traditional way with servers and local disk.