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From Kallin Nagelberg <kallin.nagelb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: time to live rows
Date Tue, 08 Feb 2011 20:54:06 GMT
What's the secret recipe that I'm missing? I tried forcing compaction
on my column family's JMX bean
(org.apache.cassandra.db.ColumnFamilies.Main.Session) in jconsole,
after gc_grace had passed (i set it to 60).

Thanks,
-Kal

On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 3:46 PM, Benjamin Coverston
<ben.coverston@datastax.com> wrote:
>
> On 2/8/11 1:23 PM, Kallin Nagelberg wrote:
>>
>> I did read those articles, but I didn't know know that deleting all
>> the columns on a row was equivalent to deleting the row. Like I
>> mentioned, I did delete all the columns from all my rows and then
>> forced compaction before and after gc_grace had passed, but all the
>> rows still exist. If they never disappear, then won't I run out of
>> resources eventually?
>>
>> -Kal
>
> You would, if there weren't a way to get rid of tombstones:
>
> http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/DistributedDeletes
>
> --
> Ben Coverston
> DataStax -- The Apache Cassandra Company
>
>

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