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From Jing Meng <>
Subject Re: How to minimize side effects induced by tombstones when using deletion?
Date Tue, 01 Aug 2017 06:40:13 GMT
Thanks, we'll try delete range of rows as it seems to fit our scenario.
One more question, as you mentioned "repair often" - and we have seen that
several times, the official doc, representations, blogs, etc.

But when we repair a column family sized to terabytes on a cluster with ~30
nodes, it takes almost a week long, and like, always ends with some
unexpected failure.
Are we missing something here, or is it reasonable at this magnitude? Also,
if we repaired once successfully, will the next repair process take a more
reasonable time?

2017-08-01 14:08 GMT+08:00 Jeff Jirsa <>:

> Delete using as few tombstones as possible (deleting the whole partition
> is better than deleting a row; deleting a range of rows is better than
> deleting many rows in a range).
> Repair often and lower gc_grace_seconds so the tombstones can be collected
> more frequently
> --
> Jeff Jirsa
> On Jul 31, 2017, at 11:02 PM, Jing Meng <> wrote:
> Hi there.
> We have a keyspace containing tons of records, and deletions are used as
> enforced by its business logic.
> As the data accumulates, we are suffering from performance penalty due to
> tombstones, still confusing about what could be done to minimize the harm,
> or shall we avoid any deletions and adapt our code?
> FYI, if it’s concerned, we are using C* 2.1.18.
> Thanks for your urgent replying.

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