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From Charlie Andrews <>
Subject Re: Table Creation Error
Date Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:14:57 GMT
Maybe a stupid question, but doesn’t dropping a keyspace drop all data? Or is the keyspace
schema separate from the data it describes?


On Dec 2, 2013, at 3:10 PM, Robert Coli <> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 11:54 AM, Charlie Andrews <>
> I am on version 2.0.2. Do you have any resources on how to dump and reload the schema?
> I guess I should write a blog post on this guy, but the rough outline is :
> 1) echo "DESCRIBE KEYSPACE <keyspace_name>;" | cqlsh > keyspace_name.schema.cqlsh
> 2) DROP KEYSPACE <keyspace_name>;
> 3) use the contents of keyspace_name.schema.cqlsh to re-create your schema
> For step 3 you can probably do it en masse via another pipe through cqlsh, but I would
probably do it manually unless I had a huge amount of schema. You should probably keep a schema
dump in general, for recovery purposes.
> =Rob
> PS - thx to devdazed for testing out the cqlsh syntax, I only use cassandra-cli in my
current deploys..

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