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From Edward Capriolo <>
Subject Re: nodetool repair question
Date Tue, 05 Jul 2011 17:32:06 GMT
On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 1:27 PM, Raj N <> wrote:

> Hi experts,
>      Are there any benchmarks that quantify how long nodetool repair takes?
> Something which says on this kind of hardware, with this much of data,
> nodetool repair takes this long. The other question that I have is since
> Cassandra recommends running nodetool repair within GCGracePeriodSeconds, is
> it possible to introduce a setting in cassandra.yaml, that allows you to
> specify the frequency of nodetool repair so that Cassandra can itself
> determine when to run nodetool repair instead of setting up a cron job.
> Since Cassandra knows about all its peers, it can be smart enough to also
> decide which nodes can run repair concurrently. For example, if RF =3, and I
> have 6 nodes, then 2 replicas which are responsible for different ranges in
> the ring can run repair concurrently.
> Thanks
> -Raj

Currently Cassandra does not run repair automatically. You can use cron and
'nodetool repair' as a simple approach.

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