About SSTable tools

SSTable utility tools are diagnostic tools for analyzing, using, upgrading, and changing DataStax Enterprise SSTables.

For the following SSTable utility tools, stop DSE before running the command:
Tip: SSTable tools work offline from the DataStax Enterprise database. If you need to pass a JVM parameter, specify it in the command line. For example, to change the max heap size:
MAX_HEAP=2g sstabletoolname

SSTable tools are located in several locations.

The default location of the SSTable tools depends on the type of installation and the tool:
  • Package installations: /usr/bin/
  • Tarball installations: installation_location/resources/cassandra/tools/bin or installation_location/resources/cassandra/bin
Tool Tarball filepath installation_location/resources/cassandra/..
sstabledump tools/bin
sstableexpiredblockers tools/bin
sstablelevelreset tools/bin
sstableloader bin
sstablemetadata tools/bin
sstableofflinerelevel tools/bin
sstablerepairedset tools/bin
sstablepartitions tools/bin
sstablescrub bin
sstablesplit tools/bin
sstableupgrade bin
sstableutil bin
sstableverify bin