Is there a method for deleting buckets?

Alexander Sicular siculars at
Fri Oct 15 01:06:01 EDT 2010

Hi Mark,

AFAIK, "buckets" are a virtual concept serving the purpose of namespace separation and as a way to isolate changes in default behavior such as replication values, commit hooks, backends and the like. Currently with the bitcask default backend, buckets are "free" in that they do not take up resources on their own if, for instance, you were to have thousands of buckets. The only concern when dealing with buckets is when changing the default behavior as those specific changes are relayed around the cluster over the gossip protocol. The more buckets you have that deviate from the default the more information that has to be chattered around the cluster.

That said, I believe deleting all the keys in a bucket will effectively "delete" the bucket. Although, it was never really there to begin with. 


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On Oct 14, 2010, at 10:05 PM, Mark Jarecki wrote:

> Hi guys,
> Just wondering if there was a method for deleting a bucket.
> Thanks
> Mark
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-Alexander Sicular


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