The last line in the log before the error was 

INFO [main] 2010-10-01 11:18:06,654 (line 162) Sampling index for /local1/junkbox/cassandra/data/system/HintsColumnFamily-tmp-e-87-<>

There were several tmp files for the HintColumnFamily there. I moved them and it started. 

I did run a nodetool drain before killing the node. 


On 01 Oct, 2010,at 11:14 AM, Aaron Morton <> wrote:

Am upgrading from the 0.7.0 nightly build for 31/08 to the beta 2. 

I've deleted the Schema* CF's in the system Keyspace and when I start the new install I get this...

        at org.apache.cassandra.iosstable.IndexSummary.complete(
        at org.apache.cassandra.db.ColumnFamilyStore.<init>(
        at org.apache.cassandra.db.ColumnFamilyStore.createColumnFamilyStore(
        at org.apache.cassandra.db.ColumnFamilyStore.createColumnFamilyStore(
        at org.apache.cassandra.db.Table.initCf(
        at org.apache.cassandra.db.Table.<init>(
        at org.apache.cassandra.db.SystemTable.checkHealth(SystemTablejava:142)
        at org.apache.cassandra.service.AbstractCassandraDaemon.setup(
        at org.apache.cassandra.thriftCassandraDaemon.setup(
        at org.apache.cassandra.service.AbstractCassandraDaemon.activate(
        at org.apache.cassandra.thrift.CassandraDaemon.main(

Any thoughts ?