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Sam R. Alapati, Expert Apache Cassandra Administration, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3126-5_9

9. Maintaining Cassandra

Sam R. Alapati

(1)Flower Mound, Texas, USA

This chapter is about common Cassandra management tasks and node management.

Common cluster management tasks include repairing and cleaning data, rebuilding indexes, handling data corruption, and flushing and draining data.

Node management includes adding and removing nodes, replacing and moving nodes, removing dead nodes, and assassinating nodes. Since nodetool commands are key to performing all node management tasks, I first review the key nodetool node management-related commands.

The chapter shows how to perform management tasks such as adding and decommissioning ...

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