nodetool decommission

Deactivates a node by streaming its data to another node.

Deactivates a node by streaming its data to another node.

Causes a live node to decommission itself, streaming its data to the next node on the ring. See Decommissioning a datacenter, Removing a node, and Adding a node and then decommissioning the old node.
Tip: Use nodetool nodetool netstats to monitor the progress.
Note: Decommission does not shutdown the node, shutdown the node after decommission has completed.

Synopsis

install_location/bin/nodetool options decommission [-f | --force]
Table 1. 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.
-- Separates an option from an argument that could be mistaken for a option.
-f, --force

Force decommission of this node even when it reduces the number of replicas to below configured RF.