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From Rob Coli <>
Subject Re: repair, compaction, and tombstone rows
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:43:02 GMT
On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 1:43 AM, Sylvain Lebresne <> wrote:
> on all your columns), you may want to force a compaction (using the
> JMX call forceUserDefinedCompaction()) of that sstable. The goal being
> to get read of a maximum of outdated tombstones before running the
> repair (you could also alternatively run a major compaction prior to
> the repair, but major compactions have a lot of nasty effect so I
> wouldn't recommend that a priori).

If sstablesplit ("reverse compaction") existed, major compaction would
be a simple solution to this case. You'd major compact and then split
your One Giant SSTable With No Tombstones into a number of smaller
ones. :)


=Robert Coli
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