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From Robert Coli <rc...@eventbrite.com>
Subject Re: sstable size change
Date Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:38:29 GMT
On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 6:48 AM, Keith Wright <kwright@nanigans.com> wrote:

> Can you elaborate on what you mean by "let it take its own course
> organically"?  Will Cassandra force any newly compacted files to my new
> setting as compactions are naturally triggered?
>

You see, when two (or more!) SSTables love each other very much, they
sometimes decide they want to compact together..

But seriously, "yes." If you force all existing SSTables to level 0, it is
as if you just flushed them all. Level compaction then does a whole lot of
compaction, using the active table size.

=Rob

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