I'm trying to rename a table in HBase but the help in the shell doesn't have a
To rename a table in HBase, apparently you have to use snapshots. So, you take a snapshot of the table and then clone it as a different name.
In the HBase shell:
disable 'tableName' snapshot 'tableName', 'tableSnapshot' clone_snapshot 'tableSnapshot', 'newTableName' delete_snapshot 'tableSnapshot' drop 'tableName'