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From Edward Capriolo <>
Subject Re: removing SSTABLEs
Date Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:01:21 GMT
Because you did a major compaction that table is larger then all the
rest. So it will never go away until you have 3 other tables about
that size or you run major compaction again.

You should vote on the ticket:

On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 11:51 AM, Jason Wee <> wrote:
> The existence of sstable X will give an impact to the system or cluster?
> when the compaction threshold is reach, the sstable x and sstable y will be
> compacted. it's more like the system responsibility than human intervention.
> On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 12:09 PM, B. Todd Burruss <> wrote:
>> if i stop a node and remove an SSTABLE, let's call it X, is that safe?
>> ok, more info.  i know that the data in SSTABLE X has been tombstoned
>> but the tomstones are in SSTABLE Y.  i want to simply delete X and get
>> rid of the data.
>> how do i know this .. i did a major compaction a while back and the
>> SSTABLE is so large it has not yet been compacted.  we "delete" data
>> daily and only keep 7 days of data.  the SSTABLE is almost 30 days
>> old.
>> whattayathink?

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