Apache Cassandra™ 1.2

The sstablescrub utility

Scrub the all the SSTables for the specified table.

Use this tool to fix (throw away) corrupted tables. Before using this tool, try rebuild the tables using nodetool scrub. Because corrupted rows are thrown away, run a repair after running this tool.


  • Packaged installs: sstablescrub [options] <keyspace> <table>
  • Tarball installs: <install_location>/bin/sstablescrub [options] <keyspace> <table>
Flag Option Description
--debug Display stack traces.
-h --help Display help.
-m --manifest-check Only check and repair the leveled manifest, without actually scrubbing the SSTables.
-v --verbose Verbose output.