Adjusting timeout for index management

Increase the timeout period when working with large datasets.

When running search index management commands on large datasets using cqlsh or dsetool, the process might take longer than the default timeout period (10 minutes).

Procedure

Temporarily increase the timeout period for index management commands by setting an environment variable:

  • cqlsh: Before starting a cqlsh session, set the CQLSH_SEARCH_MANAGEMENT_TIMEOUT_SECONDS environment variable:
    export CQLSH_SEARCH_MANAGEMENT_TIMEOUT_SECONDS=900;
    Overrides the cqlsh --request-timeout setting.
  • dsetool: Before running an index management command, set the dse.search.client.timeout.secs:
    export JVM_OPTS="-Ddse.search.client.timeout.secs=900"
    Overrides the default timeout.