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From Christophe Schmitz <>
Subject Re: Cassandra loading data from another table
Date Mon, 01 Oct 2018 23:34:19 GMT
Hi Richard,

You could consider exporting your few thousands record of Table B in a
file, with *COPY TO*. Then *TRUNCATE* Table B, copy the SSTable files of
TableA to the data directory of Table A (make sure you *flush* the
memtables first), then run nodetool *refresh*. Final step is to load the
few thousands record on Table B with *COPY FROM*. This will overwrite the
data you loaded from the SSTables of Table A.
Overall, there is no downtime on your cluster, there is no downtime on
Table A, yet you need to think about the consequences on Table B if your
application is writing on Table A or Table B during this process.
Please test first :)


Christophe Schmitz - Instaclustr <> - Cassandra
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On Tue, 2 Oct 2018 at 09:18 Richard Xin <>

> I have a tableA with about a few ten millions record, and I have tableB
> with a few thousands record,
> TableA and TableB have exact same schema (except that tableB doesnt have
> TTL)
> I want to load all data to tableB from tableA EXCEPT for those already on
> tableB (we don't want data on tableB to be overwritten)
> What's the best to way accomplish this?
> Thanks,

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