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From aaron morton <>
Subject Re: Routine nodetool repair
Date Wed, 21 Dec 2011 09:00:47 GMT
Here you go


Aaron Morton
Freelance Developer

On 21/12/2011, at 2:44 PM, Blake Starkenburg wrote:

> I have been playing around with Cassandra for a few months now. Starting to explore more
of the routine maintenance and backup strategies and I have a general question about nodetool
repair. After reading the following page:
it has occurred to me that for these past few months I have NOT DONE any cleanup or repair
commands on a test 2-node cluster (and their has been quite a few deletes, writes, etc.).
> For some reason I was under the assumption that Cassandra handled the tombstone records
from deletes automatically? Should I still run nodetool repair and if so, what about old deletes
which occurred months ago?
> Thank You!

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