Cleanup, very simply, throws away data no longer owned by the instance
because of range movements.

Repair only repairs data owned by the instance (it ignores data that would
be cleared by cleanup).

I don't see any reason why you can't run cleanup before repair.

On Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 9:35 AM, Joel Samuelsson <>

> So, I have a cluster which grew too large data-wise so that compactions no
> longer worked (because of full disk). I have now added new nodes so that
> data is spread more thin. However, I know there are incosistencies in the
> cluster and I need to run a repair but those also fail because of out of
> disk errors. Is it safe to run cleanup before I run the repair or might I
> lose data because of said incosistencies?

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