Story continued, in hopes this experience is useful to someone...
I shut down the node, removed the huge file, restarted the node, and told everybody to repair. Two days later, AE stages are still running.
this is why JBOD configuration is contraindicated for cassandra.
On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 1:08 PM, Ian Soboroff <email@example.com> wrote:
--> My nodes have 5 disks and are using them separately as data disks. The
> usage on the disks is not uniform, and one is nearly full. Is there some
> way to manually balance the files across the disks? Pretty much anything
> done via nodetool incurs an anticompaction with obviously fails. system/ is
> not the problem, it's in my data's keyspace.
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