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From Michael Shuler <>
Subject Re: Old tables still exist
Date Thu, 01 May 2014 00:36:52 GMT
On 04/30/2014 05:29 PM, Robert Coli wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 3:25 PM, Batranut Bogdan <
> <>> wrote:
>     During the development of our entire system we generated huge tables
>     (GB or TB) then had to drop them since we changed the definition.
>     This takes up space. There is a constant write on the system so we
>     want to optimize our cluster. Basicaly not expanding untill the real
>     need is there.
> Yep, DROP not actually DROPping is weird alright. I personally think
> that more people are likely to win from this behavior than lose, but it
> is certainly unexpected.

For the benefit of the ML, CASSANDRA-7127 was opened, and snapshots will 
not be taken, if conf/cassandra.yaml has:

auto_snapshot: false

rm -r also works after the fact  ;)


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