Might be due to this:

Fixed in 2.1.12 (Assuming you are using C*2.1): https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-10422

Some question to have more context:

  1. What C* version are you using?
  2. Do you use vnodes?
  3. How many vnodes per node?
  4. How many nodes / DC do you have?
  5. How do you run repairs (tool & command)?


Alain Rodriguez - alain@thelastpickle.com

The Last Pickle - Apache Cassandra Consulting

2016-02-29 15:50 GMT+01:00 Noorul Islam Kamal Malmiyoda <noorul@noorul.com>:

Yes, we have enabled it on OpsCenter. Is that the reason?

On Feb 29, 2016 8:07 PM, "Dominik Keil" <dominik.keil@movilizer.com> wrote:
Are you using incremental repais?

Am 29.02.2016 um 14:36 schrieb Noorul Islam K M:
Hi all,

We are using below compaction settings for a table

compaction = {'timestamp_resolution': 'MILLISECONDS',
'max_sstable_age_days': '365', 'base_time_seconds': '60', 'class':

But it is creating too many sstables. Currently number of sstables
is 40000. We have been injecting data for the last three days.

We have set the compactionthroughput to 128 MB/s

$ nodetool getcompactionthroughput

Current compaction throughput: 128 MB/s

But this is not helping. 

How can we control the number of sstables in this case?

Thanks and Regards

Dominik Keil
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