I'm using open source Cassandra on windows CMD. I have created two tables.
one table with some rows inserted and another table is empty.
Now when I go to data/data/keyspacename/tablename/..
I only see a folder called backups.
But when I dropped the two tables, I see one table folder having a folder snapshot with a file schema.cql. (include the image file)
The other table folder having a snapshot folder with lot of files with extensions (.db, .cql, .json) (include image file)
Actually what is happening in my keyspace? What is this so called snapshot doing on my keyspace ?
Also, What is the difference between snapshot and hinted handoff?