DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra default file locations

Default file locations when installing the DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra.

The default location is where you extracted DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra™ from the tarball. This location is ddac-version_number and defined below as the installation_location.

Default directories

Directories Description
installation_location/conf Property files and cqlshrc samples including:
  • cassandra.yaml
  • cassandra-env.sh
  • cassandra-rackdc.properties
  • cassandra-topology.properties
  • cassandra-topology.yaml
  • commitlog_archiving.properties
  • cqlshrc.sample
  • logback-tools.xml
  • logback.xml
  • hotspot_compiler
  • jvm.options
  • metrics-reporter-config-sample.yaml
  • /triggers
installation_location/data If not set in cassandra.yaml:
  • /cdc_raw
  • /commitlog
  • /data
  • /hints
  • /saved_caches
installation_location/logs
  • debug.log
  • system.log
/var/lib/cassandra When set in cassandra.yaml:
  • /cdc_raw
  • /commitlog
  • /data
  • /hints
  • /saved_caches