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From Marcus Eriksson <>
Subject Re: manually removing sstable
Date Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:28:34 GMT
yep that works, you need to remove all components of the sstable though,
not just -Data.db

and, in 2.0 there is this:


On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 2:09 PM, Theo Hultberg <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I think I remember reading that if you have sstables that you know contain
> only data that whose ttl has expired, it's safe to remove them manually by
> stopping c*, removing the *-Data.db files and then starting up c* again. is
> this correct?
> we have a cluster where everything is written with a ttl, and sometimes c*
> needs to compact over a 100 gb of sstables where we know ever has expired,
> and we'd rather just manually get rid of those.
> T#

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