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From aaron morton <>
Subject Re: Automating nodetool repair
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2012 09:39:07 GMT
Staggering the repairs also gives the DynamicSnitch a chance to route around nodes which maybe
running slow.


Aaron Morton
Freelance Developer

On 29/08/2012, at 11:19 AM, Omid Aladini <> wrote:

>>> Secondly, what's the need for sleep 120?
>> just give the cluster a chance to settle down between repairs...
>> there's no real need for it, just is there "because".
> Actually, repair could cause unreplicated data to be streamed and new
> sstables to be created. New sstables could cause pending compactions
> and increase the potential number of sstables a row could be spread
> across. Therefore you might need more disk seeks to read a row and
> have slower read response time. If the read response time is critical,
> it's a good idea to wait for pending compactions to settle before
> repairing other neighbouring ranges that overlap replicas.
> -- Omid
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