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stack commented on HBASE-903:
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For now, here is a workaround:

{code}
hbase(main):019:0> disable 'TestTable'
# HBaseAdmin has already been imported into the shell during startup and '@configuration' is the shells HBaseConfiguration instance.
hbase(main):010:0> admin = HBaseAdmin.new(@configuration)
# In my instance, only one table so can do index '0' of returned list
hbase(main):011:0> htd = admin.listTables()[0]
hbase(main):017:0> htd.setMaxFileSize(67108864)
hbase(main):018:0> admin.modifyTableMeta(Bytes.toBytes('TestTable'), htd)
hbase(main):019:0> enable 'TestTable'
{code}
[shell] Can't set table descriptor attributes when I alter a table
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Key: HBASE-903
URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-903
Project: Hadoop HBase
Issue Type: Bug
Reporter: stack

I wanted to set the compaction filesize attribute but no good:
{code}
hbase(main):005:0> alter 'TestTable', {MAX_FILESIZE => 67108864}
TypeError: can't convert Hash into String
from /Users/stack/Documents/checkouts/hbase/trunk/bin/../bin/HBase.rb:138:in `hcd'
from /Users/stack/Documents/checkouts/hbase/trunk/bin/../bin/HBase.rb:138:in `alter'
from /Users/stack/Documents/checkouts/hbase/trunk/bin/../bin/hirb.rb:239:in `alter'
from (hbase):6:in `binding'
hbase(main):006:0> alter 'TestTable', {MAX_FILESIZE => 67108864}
{code}
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