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Does increasing "load" value in nodetool status indicate a problem?

Load value is increasing for all node ( checking after executing nodetool status command ). Please can you identify if any problem in my cassandra cluster. If yes, how can i identify the same.

Thanks,

Pradeep

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Erick Ramirez answered ·

@pradeep42.zak_187279 The "load" value in the nodetool status output is the total amount of files on the filesystem that is in the data_file_directories (less snapshots).

The growing load just means that your application is writing data to the cluster and is just part of the normal operation of your environment. Cheers!

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Thanks Erick !

Does it contain expired TTL and tombstone as well? if yes, can it be deleted.

Thanks,

Pradeep

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Erick Ramirez avatar image Erick Ramirez ♦♦ pradeep42.zak_187279 ·

Yes, it does -- everything in the data directory. They will eventually get evicted by the normal compaction cycles. It's part of the normal operation of Cassandra and there's no manual intervention required. Cheers!

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