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From Terje Marthinussen <>
Subject Re: compaction strategy
Date Mon, 09 May 2011 09:46:56 GMT
Yes, agreed.

I actually think cassandra has to.

And if you do not go down to that single file, how do you avoid getting into
a situation where you can very realistically end up with 4-5 big sstables
each having its own copy of the same data massively increasing disk


On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 5:58 PM, David Boxenhorn <> wrote:

> "I'm also not too much in favor of triggering major compactions, because it
> mostly have a nasty effect (create one huge sstable)."
> If that is the case, why can't major compactions create many,
> non-overlapping SSTables?
> In general, it seems to me that non-overlapping SSTables have all the
> advantages of big SSTables (i.e. you know exactly where the data is) without
> the disadvantages that come with being big. Why doesn't Cassandra take
> advantage of that in a major way?

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