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From Haithem Jarraya <>
Subject Re: Automatic tombstone compaction
Date Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:24:19 GMT

do you mean LeveledCompactionStrategy?

Also you will need to run nodetool upgradesstables  [keyspace][cf_name] after changing the
compaction strategy.


Haithem Jarraya
On 21 Aug 2013, at 15:15,<>


After upgrading from 1.0 to 1.2, I wanted to make use of the automatic tombstone compaction
feature, so using CQL3 I issued:

ALTER TABLE versions WITH compaction = {'class' : 'SizeTieredCompactionStrategy', 'min_threshold'
: 4, 'max_threshold' : 32, 'tombstone_compaction_interval' : 1, 'tombstone_threshold' : '0.1'};

But I still see no trace that would suggest this works – we had 60G of data with TTL=1week
pushed a while ago to the test cluster, the majority of it should be expired & compacted
away by now. Not sure if it is relevant, but this old data is in one ~60G file + I have a
few smaller files with latest data in them.
Looking at JMX: DroppableTombstoneRatio = 0.892076544, which seems to back my theory.
Am I doing something wrong, or am I expecting the wrong thing?


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