Clearing the data from DataStax Enterprise 

Remove all data from any type of installation.

Remove all data from any type of installation.

Package or a DataStax Installer-Services installation 

To clear the data from the default directories:
  1. After Stop the service.
  2. Run the following command:
    $ sudo rm -rf /var/lib/cassandra/* ## Remove all data
    $ sudo rm -rf /var/lib/cassandra/data/* ## Remove only the data directories

Tarball or DataStax Installer-No Services installation 

To clear all data from the default directories:
  1. Stop the DataStax Enterprise process.
  2. Remove the data:
    $ cd installation_location
    $ sudo rm -rf data/* commitlog/* saved_caches/* hints/* ## Remove all data
    $ sudo rm -rf data/* ## Remove only the data directories
    where the installation_location is either:
    • /var/lib/cassandra/data
    • The directory where you installed DataStax Enterprise.