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From Robert Coli <>
Subject Re: Cassandra as storage for cache data
Date Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:30:17 GMT
On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 9:51 PM, aaron morton <> wrote:
> WARNING: disabling durable_writes means that writes are only in memory and
> will not be committed to disk until the CF's are flushed. You should
> *always* use nodetool drain before shutting down a node in this case.

While a rational and informed observer would infer the need for drain
from the normally tight relationship of memtables to the contents of
the commit log, clean shutdown actually explicitly calls flush when
durable_writes is disabled.


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