Check a keyspace

Use cqlsh to execute the the DESCRIBE KEYSPACES/DESCRIBE KEYSPACE commands.

  • DESCRIBE KEYSPACES lists all the current keyspaces.

  • DESCRIBE KEYSPACE <keyspace_name> contains the full details of the keyspace, including all database objects the keyspace contains. The output can be used to recreate a keyspace and all its components.

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


There are no prerequisite tasks.

Verify all keyspaces

Verify that keyspaces exist

Verify a single keyspace

Verify that a particular keyspace exists

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