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From Peter Schuller <>
Subject Re: Cassandra disk space utilization WAY higher than I would expect
Date Fri, 06 Aug 2010 07:43:36 GMT
> One thing to keep in mind is that SSTables are not actually removed
> from disk until the garbage collector has identified the relevant
> in-memory structures as garbage (there is a note on the wiki about

However I forgot that the 'load' reported by nodetool ring does not, I
think, represent on-disk size. So nevermind on this bit.

/ Peter Schuller

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