GemFire 6 and later
The purpose of this article is to describe how to change the type of an existing region.
There are no gfsh commands to change a regions type. With alter region a lot of attributes of a region can be changed but not the type.
To change an existing regions type several steps are needed as follows:
- Using gfsh export, export the data from the region
- Drop the region
- Create a new region with the new type and the same name
- Use gfsh import to import the data from the initial region in step 1)