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From Robert Coli <>
Subject Re: Compaction issues, 2.0.12
Date Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:26:00 GMT
On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 7:25 AM, Jeff Williams <>

> So it appears that the 10 sstables that were compacted
> to /var/lib/cassandra/data/trackcontent/track_content/trackcontent-track_content-jb-57372
> are still sitting around, with a couple of them being very large!
> Any ideas for what I can check? Can I just delete the old sstables? (I'm
> guessing not).

1) What version of Cassandra?

2) There are JMX methods in some versions to identify which files are live
in the data dir, you could try to use those to see if those files are live.
Does "load" seem to show that they are live from the perspective of

3) If they are not live, restarting the Cassandra daemon on the node will
likely result in them being deleted.


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