nodetool abortrebuild

Abort a currently running rebuild operation that was started on the connected node. Completes processing of active streams, but no new streams are started. The abort operation is logged with an optional reason comment.


nodetool connection_options abortrebuild [`-r log_comment`]

Connection options

Connection options specify how to connect and authenticate for all nodetool commands:

Connection options
Short Long Description



Hostname or IP address.



Port number.



Password file path.








Separates command parameters from a list of options.

  • If a username and password for RMI authentication are set explicitly in the file for the host, then you must specify credentials.

  • The repair and rebuild commands can affect multiple nodes in the cluster.

  • Most nodetool commands operate on a single node in the cluster if -h is not used to identify one or more other nodes. If the node from which you issue the command is the intended target, you do not need the -h option to identify the target; otherwise, for remote invocation, identify the target node, or nodes, using -h.


nodetool -u username -pw password describering demo_keyspace
-r log_comment, --reason log_comment

Comment added to log.

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