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From Robert Coli <>
Subject Re: sstable compression
Date Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:40:03 GMT
On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 2:13 AM, Christopher Wirt <>wrote:

> I would like to switch to using LZ4 compression for my SStables. Would
> simply altering the table definition mean that all newly written tables are
> LZ4 and can live in harmony with the existing Snappy SStables?

Yes, per Aleksey in #cassandra @ freenode, the compressor is stored in
SSTable meta-information. This means that the compressor in the config is
*only* the compressor for new tables.


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