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From benjamin roth <>
Subject Re: repair performance
Date Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:13:20 GMT
It depends a lot ...

- Repairs can be very slow, yes! (And unreliable, due to timeouts, outages,
- You can use incremental repairs to speed things up for regular repairs
- You can use "reaper" to schedule repairs and run them sliced, automated,

The time repairs actually may vary a lot depending on how much data has to
be streamed or how inconsistent your cluster is.

50mbit/s is really a bit low! The actual performance depends on so many
factors like your CPU, RAM, HD/SSD, concurrency settings, load of the "old
nodes" of the cluster.
This is a quite individual problem you have to track down individually.

2017-03-17 22:07 GMT+01:00 Roland Otta <>:

> hello,
> we are quite inexperienced with cassandra at the moment and are playing
> around with a new cluster we built up for getting familiar with
> cassandra and its possibilites.
> while getting familiar with that topic we recognized that repairs in
> our cluster take a long time. To get an idea of our current setup here
> are some numbers:
> our cluster currently consists of 4 nodes (replication factor 3).
> these nodes are all on dedicated physical hardware in our own
> datacenter. all of the nodes have
> 32 cores @2,9Ghz
> 64 GB ram
> 2 ssds (raid0) 900 GB each for data
> 1 seperate hdd for OS + commitlogs
> current dataset:
> approx 530 GB per node
> 21 tables (biggest one has more than 200 GB / node)
> i already tried setting compactionthroughput + streamingthroughput to
> unlimited for testing purposes ... but that did not change anything.
> when checking system resources i cannot see any bottleneck (cpus are
> pretty idle and we have no iowaits).
> when issuing a repair via
> nodetool repair -local on a node the repair takes longer than a day.
> is this normal or could we normally expect a faster repair?
> i also recognized that initalizing of new nodes in the datacenter was
> really slow (approx 50 mbit/s). also here i expected a much better
> performance - could those 2 problems be somehow related?
> br//
> roland

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