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From Peter Schüller <>
Subject Re: Why Cassandra is "space inefficient" compared to MySQL?
Date Tue, 25 May 2010 07:38:39 GMT
> Could you please tell me why?

There might be pending sstable removals on disk, which won't happen
until GC or restart. If you just did a bulk insert and checked
diskspace immediately afterwards, I think this is a possible

(See "Write path" on

/ Peter Schuller aka scode

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