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From Karl Hiramoto <k...@hiramoto.org>
Subject Re: Restart cassandra every X days?
Date Wed, 25 Jan 2012 18:13:31 GMT
On 01/25/12 16:09, R. Verlangen wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> I'm currently running a 2-node cluster for some small projects that 
> might need to scale-up in the future: that's why we chose Cassandra. 
> The actual problem is that one of the node's harddrive usage keeps 
> growing.
>
> For example:
> - after a fresh restart ~ 10GB
> - after a couple of days running ~ 60GB
>
> I know that Cassandra uses lots of diskspace but is this still normal? 
> I'm running cassandra 0.8.7
>
>

I run 9 nodes with cassandra 0.7.8   and we see this same behaviour, but 
we keep it under control by doing the sequence:

nodetool repair
nodetool compact
nodetool cleanup

According to the 1.0.x changelog IIRC this disk usage is supposed to be 
improved.


--
Karl

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