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From Terje Marthinussen <>
Subject Re: insufficient space to compact even the two smallest files, aborting
Date Fri, 10 Jun 2011 11:21:29 GMT
bug in the 0.8.0 release version.

Cassandra splits the sstables depending on size and tries to find (by
default) at least 4 files of similar size.

If it cannot find 4 files of similar size, it logs that message in 0.8.0.

You can try to reduce the minimum required  files for compaction and it will


2011/6/10 H├ęctor Izquierdo Seliva <>

> Hi, I'm running a test node with 0.8, and everytime I try to do a major
> compaction on one of the column families this message pops up. I have
> plenty of space on disk for it and the sum of all the sstables is
> smaller than the free capacity. Is there any way to force the
> compaction?

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