nodetool statusautocompaction

Returns status information about the automatic compaction process at a cluster, keyspace, or SSTable level.


nodetool [<connection_options>] statusautocompaction
[(-a | --all)] [--] [<keyspace_name> <table_name>...]
Syntax conventions Description


Literal keyword.


Not literal.


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.


Set, list, map, or tuple. Angle brackets ( < > ) enclose data types in a set, list, map, or tuple. Separate the data types with a comma.


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.


Search CQL only: Identify the entity and literal value to overwrite the XML element in the schema and solrconfig files.


The short- and long-form options 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.

-pp, --print-port

Operate in Apache Cassandra v4.0 mode with hosts differentiated by 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 username for authenticating with secure JMX.

Command arguments


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

-a, --all

Show auto compaction status for each keyspace, table, or combination.


The keyspace name.


The table name.


Run the code examples below to check the status of an automatic compaction process running on a cluster, a keyspace, an SSTable, or all SSTables in a keyspace.

Check the compaction of a cluster

nodetool statusautocompaction
Sample result

Check the compaction of a keyspace

nodetool statusautocompaction <keyspace>
Sample result

Check the compaction of an SSTable

nodetool statusautocompaction <keyspace> test1
Sample result

Check the compaction of all SSTables in a keyspace

nodetool statusautocompaction -a <keyspace>
Sample result
Keyspace   Table Status

mykeyspace test5 running

mykeyspace test2 running

mykeyspace test3 running

mykeyspace test6 running

mykeyspace test1 not running

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