dse cassandra

Starts the database in transactional mode. Command options start the database in other modes and enable advanced features on a node.

Starts the database in transactional mode. Command options start the database in other modes and enable advanced features on a node. See Starting DataStax Enterprise.

To change the DSE system properties on start up, see DataStax Enterprise start-up parameters.

Synopsis

dse cassandra [-k] [-s] [-g] 
[-Dparameter_name=value]
[-f] [-h] [-p pidfile] 
[-H JVM_dumpfile] 
[-E JVM_errorfile]
Note: When multiple flags are used, list them separately on the command line. For example, ensure there is a space between -k and -s in dse cassandra -k -s.
Table 1. Legend
Syntax conventions Description
UPPERCASE Literal keyword.
Lowercase Not literal.
Italics Variable value. Replace with a valid option or user-defined value.
[ ] Optional. Square brackets ( [ ] ) surround optional command arguments. Do not type the square brackets.
( ) Group. Parentheses ( ( ) ) identify a group to choose from. Do not type the parentheses.
| Or. A vertical bar ( | ) separates alternative elements. Type any one of the elements. Do not type the vertical bar.
... Repeatable. An ellipsis ( ... ) indicates that you can repeat the syntax element as often as required.
'Literal string' Single quotation ( ' ) marks must surround literal strings in CQL statements. Use single quotation marks to preserve upper case.
{ key:value } Map collection. Braces ( { } ) enclose map collections or key value pairs. A colon separates the key and the value.
<datatype1,datatype2> Set, list, map, or tuple. Angle brackets ( < > ) enclose data types in a set, list, map, or tuple. Separate the data types with a comma.
cql_statement; End CQL statement. A semicolon ( ; ) terminates all CQL statements.
[ -- ] Separate the command line options from the command arguments with two hyphens ( -- ). This syntax is useful when arguments might be mistaken for command line options.
' <schema> ... </schema> ' Search CQL only: Single quotation marks ( ' ) surround an entire XML schema declaration.
@xml_entity='xml_entity_type' Search CQL only: Identify the entity and literal value to overwrite the XML element in the schema and solrconfig files.

Options

-k
Start the node in analytics mode. The first time the node starts up the analytics workload type is configured.
-g
Start the node in graph mode. The first time the node starts up the graph workload type is configured.
-s
Start the node in search mode. The first time the node starts up the search workload type is configured.
-E
Change JVM error file.
-f
Start a real-time transactional node in the foreground.
-h
Display the usage and listing of the dse commands.
-H
Change JVM HeapDumpPath.
-p pidfilepath
Create the pid file. The pid file is typically used by monitoring processes and init scripts. Not compatible with -f option.

Examples

Start a node in transactional mode

dse cassandra

In the foreground, start a node in transactional mode

dse cassandra -f

Start a node in DSE Analytics mode

dse cassandra -k

Start a node in SearchAnalytics mode

dse cassandra -k -s

Ensure there is a space between -k and -s in dse cassandra -k -s.

Start a node in DSE Analytics, DSE Graph, and DSE Search modes

dse cassandra -k -g -s

Ensure there is a space between -k, -g, and -s in dse cassandra -k -g -s.

Start a node in DSE Search mode and change the location of the search index data on the server

dse cassandra -s -Ddse.solr.data.dir=filepath

See Managing the location of DSE Search data.

Start a node in transactional mode without joining the ring

dse cassandra -Dcassandra.join_ring=false

Start a node in transactional mode to test compaction and compression strategies

dse cassandra -Dcassandra.write_survey=true

Experiment with different strategies and benchmark write performance differences without affecting the production workload. See Testing compaction and compression.

Start a node in transactional mode and pass the dead node IP address

dse cassandra -Dcassandra.replace_address=10.91.176.160

Start a node in transactional mode and create pid.txt

dse cassandra -p pid.txt