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From "Laura Adney (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-7023) Nodetool clearsnapshot should not remove all snapshots by default
Date Tue, 20 May 2014 16:34:40 GMT


Laura Adney commented on CASSANDRA-7023:

Want to add another point (business scenario) to this.

When using snapshots for backup, administrators might do the following:

Take a snapshot, for tape backups
Repairs running at the same time, which adds an additional snapshot
Do tape backup
Clear snapshot 

The process runs the risk of removing a snapshot used for repairs as well as adding unwanted
space to the backup.  The process here is to help manage disk space in a manner that doesn't
require a lot of complexity or additional management for snapshots created for repair versus
snapshots created for backup.

It would streamline the clear snapshot process to be able to exclude those snapshots that
repair is using.   

> Nodetool clearsnapshot should not remove all snapshots by default
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-7023
>                 URL:
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Tools
>            Reporter: Sucwinder Bassi
>            Priority: Minor
> Running a nodetool clearsnapshot will remove all snapshot files by default. As this is
removing data this shouldn't just go away and just remove all snapshots. If you want to remove
all snapshots there should be a force option. A list option showing snapshots available would
also be helpful which could be piped into the nodetool clearsnapshot command.  

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