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From Aiman Parvaiz <>
Subject Re: how do i know if nodetool repair is finished
Date Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:06:54 GMT
This is a old post, am not sure if something changed for new C* versions.

If nodetool compactionstats says there are no Validation compactions
running (and the compaction queue is empty)  and netstats says there is
nothing streaming there is a a good chance the repair is finished or dead.
If a neighbour dies during a repair the node it was started on will wait
for 48 hours(?) until it times out. Check the logs on the machines for
errors, particularly from the AntiEntropyService. And see what
compactionstats is saying on all the nodes involved in the repair.


On Aug 1, 2014, at 2:46 AM, KZ Win <> wrote:

I have a 2 node apache cassandra (2.0.3) cluster with rep factor of 1. I
change rep factor to 2 using the following command in cqlsh

ALTER KEYSPACE "mykeyspace" WITH REPLICATION =   { 'class' :
'SimpleStrategy', 'replication_factor' : 2 };

I then tried to run recommended "nodetool repair" after doing this type of

The problem is that this command sometimes finishes very quickly. When it
does finishes like that it will normally say 'Lost notification...' and
exit code is not zero.

So I just repeat this 'nodetool repair' until it finishes without error. I
also check that 'nodetool status' reports expected disk space for each
node. (with rep factor 1, each node has say about 7GB each and I expect
after nodetool repair that each is 14GB each assuming no cluster usage in
the mean time)

Is there a more correct way to determine that 'nodetool repair' is finished
in this case?

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