(Commiter folks: this is helpful. @Sylvain - can you commit a patch
under this ticket (or wherever):
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-4766 - happy to
review).


Right, should have done that sooner anyway. I've attached a rebased version to the ticket. Should get in soonish, it's not very complicated.

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Sylvain
 

On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 1:59 PM, Langston, Jim
<Jim.Langston@compuware.com> wrote:
> I have been looking at the stuff in the zip file, and also the
> sstablesplit command script. This script is looking for a java
> class StandaloneSplitter located in the package org.apache.cassandra.tools.
>
> Where is this package located ? I looked in the lib directory but nothing
> contains
> the class. Is this something I need to get as well ?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jim
>
> From: "Langston, Jim" <Jim.Langston@compuware.com>
> Reply-To: <user@cassandra.apache.org>
> Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 10:28:39 +0000
>
> To: "user@cassandra.apache.org" <user@cassandra.apache.org>
> Subject: Re: sstable size ?
>
> I saw that msg in the thread, I pulled the git files and it looks
> like a suite of tools, do I install them on their own ? do I replace the
> current ones ? its production data but I can copy the data to where
> I want and experiment.
>
> Jim
>
> From: aaron morton <aaron@thelastpickle.com>
> Reply-To: <user@cassandra.apache.org>
> Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:41:24 +1200
> To: <user@cassandra.apache.org>
> Subject: Re: sstable size ?
>
> Does this help ?
> http://www.mail-archive.com/user@cassandra.apache.org/msg30973.html
>
> Can you pull the data off the node so you can test it somewhere safe ?
>
> Cheers
>
> -----------------
> Aaron Morton
> Cassandra Consultant
> New Zealand
>
> @aaronmorton
> http://www.thelastpickle.com
>
> On 18/07/2013, at 2:20 PM, "Langston, Jim" <Jim.Langston@compuware.com>
> wrote:
>
> Thanks, this does look like what I'm experiencing. Can someone
> post a walkthrough ? The README and the sstablesplit script
> don't seem to cover it use in any detail.
>
> Jim
>
> From: Colin Blower <cblower@barracuda.com>
> Reply-To: <user@cassandra.apache.org>
> Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:49:59 -0700
> To: "user@cassandra.apache.org" <user@cassandra.apache.org>
> Subject: Re: sstable size ?
>
> Take a look at the very recent thread called 'Alternate "major compaction"'.
> There are some ideas in there about splitting up a large SSTable.
>
> http://www.mail-archive.com/user@cassandra.apache.org/msg30956.html
>
>
> On 07/17/2013 04:17 PM, Langston, Jim wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> Is there a way to get an SSTable to a smaller size ? By this I mean that I
> currently have an SSTable that is nearly 1.2G, so that subsequent SSTables
> when they compact are trying to grow to that size. The result is that when
> the min_compaction_threshold reaches it value and a compaction is needed,
> the compaction is taking a long time as the file grows (it is currently at
> 52MB and
> takes ~22s to compact).
>
> I'm not sure how the SSTable initially grew to its current size of 1.2G,
> since the
> servers have been up for a couple of years. I hadn't noticed until I just
> upgraded to 1.2.6,
> but now I see it affects everything.
>
>
> Jim
>
>
>
> --
> Colin Blower
> Software Engineer
> Barracuda Networks Inc.
> +1 408-342-5576 (o)
>
>