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From Jason Wee <>
Subject Re: removing SSTABLEs
Date Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:51:07 GMT
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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