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From Jonathan Haddad <...@jonhaddad.com>
Subject Re: Backups eating up disk space
Date Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:06:27 GMT
You can just delete them off the filesystem (rm)

On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 8:02 AM Kunal Gangakhedkar <kgangakhedkar@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> We have a 3-node cassandra cluster with incremental backup set to true.
> Each node has 1TB data volume that stores cassandra data.
>
> The load in the output of 'nodetool status' comes up at around 260GB each
> node.
> All our keyspaces use replication factor = 3.
>
> However, the df output shows the data volumes consuming around 850GB of
> space.
> I checked the keyspace directory structures - most of the space goes in
> <CASS_DATA_VOL>/data/<KEYSPACE>/<CF>/backups.
>
> We have never manually run snapshots.
>
> What is the typical procedure to clear the backups?
> Can it be done without taking the node offline?
>
> Thanks,
> Kunal
>

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