nodetool clearsnapshot

Removes one or more snapshots.

Removes one or more snapshots.


nodetool <options> clearsnapshot -t <snapshot> --  <keyspace> ... 
Table 1. Options
Short Long Description
-h --host Hostname or IP address
-p --port Port number
-pwf --password-file Password file path
-pw --password Password
-u --username User name
-- Separates an option from an argument that could be mistaken for a option.
Other options are:
  • -t means the following file contains the snapshot.
  • snapshot is the name of the snapshot.
  • keyspace is one or more keyspace names, separated by a space.


Deletes snapshots in one or more keyspaces. To remove all snapshots, omit the snapshot name.

Note: If clearsnapshot fails, Cassandra retries periodically, and also when the node is shutdown or restarted.