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From Michael Kjellman <>
Subject Re: Partition maintenance
Date Tue, 18 Dec 2012 16:15:24 GMT
You could make a column family for each period of time and then drop the column family when
you want to destroy it. Before you drop it you could use the sstabletojson converter and write
the json files out to tape.

Might make your life difficult however if you need an input split for map reduce between each
time period because you would be limited to working on one column family at a time.

On Dec 18, 2012, at 8:09 AM, "<>"

Hi folks.  Still working through the details of building out a Cassandra solution and I have
an interesting requirement that I’m not sure how to implement in Cassandra:

In our current Oracle world, we have the data for this system partitioned by month, and each
month the data that are now 18-months old are archived to tape/cold storage and then the partition
for that month is dropped.  Is there a way to do something similar with Cassandra without
destroying our overall performance?

Thanks in advance,

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