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From Eric Stevens <>
Subject Re: Cassandra taking snapshots automatically?
Date Wed, 03 Dec 2014 17:30:25 GMT
Do you  have snapshot_before_compaction enabled?

On Wed Dec 03 2014 at 10:25:12 AM Robert Wille <> wrote:

> I built my first multi-node cluster and populated it with a bunch of data,
> and ran out of space far more quickly than I expected. On one node, I ended
> up with 76 snapshots, consuming a total of 220 GB of space. I only have 40
> GB of data. It took several snapshots per hour, sometimes within a minute
> of each other. I don’t know why it would have any snapshots at all. I never
> consciously asked it to take a snapshot. I didn’t truncate or drop any CF’s
> or keyspaces or make any schema changes, and certainly not 76 times.
> Any idea what would have caused Cassandra to take all these snapshots, and
> how I can make it stop?
> Thanks in advance
> Robert

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