nodetool stop 

Stops the compaction process.

Stops the compaction process.

Synopsis 

$ nodetool <options> stop -- <compaction_type>
DataStax Enterprise 5.0 Installer No-Services and tarball installations:
installation_location/resources/cassandra/bin
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 Remote JMX agent username.
compaction type Supported types are COMPACTION, VALIDATION, CLEANUP, SCRUB, VERIFY, INDEX_BUILD.
-- Separates an option from an argument that could be mistaken for a option.
Note:
  • For tarball installations, execute the command from the install_location/bin directory.
  • If a username and password for RMI authentication are set explicitly in the cassandra-env.sh file for the host, then you must specify credentials.
  • nodetool stop operates on a single node in the cluster if -h is not used to identify one or more other nodes. If the node from which you issue the command is the intended target, you do not need the -h option to identify the target; otherwise, for remote invocation, identify the target node, or nodes, using -h.
  • Valid compaction types: COMPACTION, VALIDATION, CLEANUP, SCRUB, INDEX_BUILD

Description 

Stops all compaction operations from continuing to run. This command is typically used to stop a compaction that has a negative impact on the performance of a node. After the compaction stops, Cassandra continues with the remaining operations in the queue. Eventually, Cassandra restarts the compaction.

In Cassandra 2.2 and later, a single compaction operation can be stopped with the -id option. Run nodetool compactionstats to find the compaction ID.