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From "B. Todd Burruss" <>
Subject Re: removing SSTABLEs
Date Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:46:56 GMT
thx, i was pretty sure it would be ok (from a cassandra point of view)
to remove it, but needed to check.

voted up.  i like having tools, but i think a few more dials to play
with to control compaction would be nice too

On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 9:01 AM, Edward Capriolo <> wrote:
> Because you did a major compaction that table is larger then all the
> rest. So it will never go away until you have 3 other tables about
> that size or you run major compaction again.
> You should vote on the ticket:
> On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 11:51 AM, Jason Wee <> wrote:
>> The existence of sstable X will give an impact to the system or cluster?
>> when the compaction threshold is reach, the sstable x and sstable y will be
>> compacted. it's more like the system responsibility than human intervention.
>> On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 12:09 PM, B. Todd Burruss <> wrote:
>>> if i stop a node and remove an SSTABLE, let's call it X, is that safe?
>>> ok, more info.  i know that the data in SSTABLE X has been tombstoned
>>> but the tomstones are in SSTABLE Y.  i want to simply delete X and get
>>> rid of the data.
>>> how do i know this .. i did a major compaction a while back and the
>>> SSTABLE is so large it has not yet been compacted.  we "delete" data
>>> daily and only keep 7 days of data.  the SSTABLE is almost 30 days
>>> old.
>>> whattayathink?

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