nodetool decommission

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.

When decommissioning a DSEFS node, you must unmount DSEFS before removing that node.

Use nodetool netstats to monitor the progress.

Decommission does not shutdown the node, shutdown the node after decommission has completed.


nodetool options decommission [-f | --force]

Tarball and Installer No-Services path:

Connection options
Short Long Description



Hostname or IP address.



Port number.



Password file path.






Remote JMX agent username.


Separates an option from an argument that could be mistaken for an option.

-f, --force

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

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