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From Varun Gupta <>
Subject Re: Cassandra Snapshots and directories
Date Thu, 11 May 2017 20:48:07 GMT
I did not get your question completely, with "snapshot files are mixed with
files and backup files".

When you call nodetool snapshot, it will create a directory with snapshot
name if specified or current timestamp at
/data/<keyspace>/<columnfamily>/backup/<snapshotname>. This directory will
have all sstables, metadata files and schema.cql (if using 3.0.9 or higher).

On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 2:37 AM, Daniel Hölbling-Inzko <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am going through this guide to do backup/restore of cassandra data to a
> new cluster:
> snapshot_restore_t.html#task_ds_cmf_11r_gk
> When creating a snapshot I get the snapshot files mixed in with the normal
> data files and backup files, so it's all over the place and very hard
> (especially with lots of tables per keyspace) to transfer ONLY the snapshot.
> (Mostly since there is a snapshot directory per table..)
> Am I missing something or is there some arcane shell command that filters
> out only the snapshots?
> Because this way it's much easier to just backup the whole data directory.
> greetings Daniel

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