Adjusting timeout for index management

When running search index management commands on large datasets using cqlsh or dsetool, the process might take longer than the default timeout period (10 minutes). Two methods exist for overriding the default value.

  • Temporarily increase the timeout period for index management commands by setting an environment variable for cqlsh. Before starting a cqlsh session, set the CQLSH_SEARCH_MANAGEMENT_TIMEOUT_SECONDS environment variable:


Setting the environment variable will override the cqlsh --request-timeout setting.

  • Before running an index management command, set the using dsetool:

export JVM_OPTS=""

Setting the JVM option will override the default timeout.

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