Check a keyspace

Using cqlsh, the DESCRIBE KEYSPACES/DESCRIBE KEYSPACE commands output the full details of the keyspace, including all database objects the keyspace contains. Use the output from the DESCRIBE command to recreate a keyspace and all its components.

The output includes all settings for tables and other objects including the default settings. When recreating a keyspace in another environment, verify that the settings are compatible, such as the keyspace replication factor and the datacenter names.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisite tasks.

Verify all keyspaces

Verify that keyspaces exist

  • CQL

  • Result

DESCRIBE KEYSPACES;
// TBD

Verify a single keyspace

Verify that a particular keyspace exists

  • CQL

  • Result

DESCRIBE KEYSPACE cycling;
// TBD

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