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OpsCenter commitlog archiving retention is ignored

Summary:

When enabling commitlog archiving through OpsCenter, a defect has been identified that prevents the designated retention policy from being respected, resulting in unplanned disk usage. This has been identified and raised on internal JIRA OPSC-5439, and manually or programmatically removing the files is an acceptable workaround.

Note: It should be understood that once commitlog archives are removed, point-in-time restoration requiring the removed files is no longer possible.

 

Symptom:

When commitlog archiving is turned on, files older than the retention period are left in the specified commitlog archive location.

 

Cause:

An internal marker in the commitlog archival process is not called, resulting in the deletion step failing to be taken.

 

Workaround:

Manual or automated removal of these files will not interrupt the operation of DSE/Cassandra or OpsCenter in any way. A task in cron to remove any files older than the retention period will usually function as an acceptable workaround.

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