nodetool getsstables

Prints the SSTable that owns the partition key.

Prints the SSTable that owns the partition key.

Synopsis

nodetool [connection_options] getsstables 
[-hf] [--] keyspace_name table_name partition_key
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.

Definition

The short form and long form parameters are comma-separated.

Connection options

-h, --host hostname
The hostname or IP address of a remote node or nodes. When omitted, the default is the local machine.
-p, --port jmx_port
The JMX port number.
-pw, --password jmxpassword
The JMX password for authenticating with secure JMX. If a password is not provided, you are prompted to enter one.
-pwf, --password-file jmx_password_filepath
The filepath to the file that stores JMX authentication credentials.
-u, --username jmx_username
The user name for authenticating with secure JMX.

Command arguments

--
Separates an option from an argument that could be mistaken for a option.
-hf, --hex-format
Specify the key in hexadecimal string format.
key
Partition key of the end points you want to get.
keyspace_name
The keyspace name.
table_name
The table name.

Examples

Get the SSTable that owns the given partition key

nodetool getsstables cycling cyclist_name fb372533-eb95-4bb4-8685-6ef61e994caa 
The result is:
/var/lib/cassandra/data/cycling/comments-b6239e719c0411e8a6f11f56fd0aa24a/aa-3-bti-Data.db
The hex string representation of the partition key is useful to resolve errors. For example, find out which SSTable owns the faulty partition key for this exception:
java.lang.AssertionError: row DecoratedKey(2769066505137675224, 00040000002e00000800000153441a3ef000) received out of order wrt DecoratedKey(2774747040849866654, 00040000019b0000080000015348847eb200)
When the primary key of the given table is a blob, get the DecoratedKey from the hexidecimal representation of the partition key:
nodetool getsstables -hf cycling stats 00040000002e00000800000153441a3ef000
/var/lib/cassandra/data/cycling/comments-b6239e719c0411e8a6f11f5cd5459987/aa-2-bti-Data.db

Get the SSTables by specifying the full primary key

nodetool getsstables cycling rank_by_year_and_name "2014:4th Tour of Beijing"
/var/lib/cassandra/data/cycling/comments-b6239e719c0411e8a6f11f5cd5459987/aa-2-bti-Data.db