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From Blair Zajac <>
Subject Re: Cassandra won't restart : 7365....6c73 is not defined as a collection
Date Tue, 07 May 2013 16:38:13 GMT
On 05/07/2013 01:28 AM, aaron morton wrote:
>>   I have also been changing types, e.g. lock_tokens__ from MAP<UUID,
> The error looks like the schema was changed and a log replayed from
> before the change. Which obviously is not something we would expect to
> happen.
> Do you change the map type using ALTER TABLE (not sure if that is
> possible) or dropping / re-creating?

I think I tried ALTER TABLE but it doesn't work.  In any case, I would 
always drop the table and recreate it.

>> BTW, would a drain before running '/etc/init.d/cassandra stop' have
>> helped?
> Probably not.
> Drain is designed to stop processing writes, flush everything from
> memory to disk and mark the commit log segments as no longer needed.
> If you notice it again can you take note of the order of operations
> around dropping, creating or modifying the schema and restarting ?

Sure, but I can tell you that it was many drops and creates, probably 
over 10, followed by a restart.  All the drop, create and shutdown 
operations were done in serial.


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