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From Peter Schuller <>
Subject Re: cassandra crashed while repairing, leave node size X3
Date Mon, 19 Sep 2011 16:27:12 GMT
> In my tests I have seen repair sometimes take a lot of space (2-3 times),
> cleanup did not clean it, the only way I could clean that was using major
> compaction. (follow links to
other jiras)

And yes to the one who asked: 'cleanup' only removes data that is not
supposed to be on the node; repair transferes data that *should* be on
the node, so only a compaction will cut down the size after a repair
induced spike of load (data size).

/ Peter Schuller (@scode on twitter)

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