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From Chris Lohfink <clohf...@apple.com>
Subject Re: system.size_estimates - safe to remove sstables?
Date Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:22:21 GMT
Any chance space used by snapshots? What files exist there that are taking up space?

> On Mar 5, 2018, at 1:02 AM, Kunal Gangakhedkar <kgangakhedkar@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> I have a 2-node cluster running cassandra 2.1.18.
> One of the nodes has run out of disk space and died - almost all of it shows up as occupied
by size_estimates CF.
> Out of 296GiB, 288GiB shows up as consumed by size_estimates in 'du -sh' output.
> 
> This is while the other node is chugging along - shows only 25MiB consumed by size_estimates
(du -sh output).
> 
> Any idea why this descripancy?
> Is it safe to remove the size_estimates sstables from the affected node and restart the
service?
> 
> Thanks,
> Kunal


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