UN 172.x.x.x 186.44 TB 256 ? f2f425ce-1059-4ef3-b1d4-e095701a9439 us-east-1e
*Restart the node*
UN 172.x.x.x 231.59 GB 256 ? f2f425ce-1059-4ef3-b1d4-e095701a9439 us-east-1e
How is the load on a host decided? Official documentation says
The amount of file system data under the cassandra data directory after excluding all content in the snapshots subdirectories. Because all SSTable data files are included, any data that is not cleaned up, such as TTL-expired cell or tombstoned data) is counted.
This number (186.44 TB) did not come down after a "nodetool cleanup" / after the node is done with all the compactions.
This only came down after a restart. Why does this happen?