Cleaning up buckets

Mark Phillips mark at basho.com
Thu Nov 10 14:00:37 EST 2011


Stefan,

There is an open feature request for this. You're not the only one who
would like it to be more efficient :)

Upvotes, comments, etc., are encouraged.

http://features.basho.com/entries/20516763-simplify-bucket-deletion

Mark

On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 10:55 AM, Alexander Sicular <siculars at gmail.com> wrote:
> there is no equivalent to drop table / drop bucket.
> you need to list all keys via streaming and issue a delete on each key. even
> then , the delete is a write , so mind your disk (at least in bitcask).
> If this is a test environment just do a "rm -r riak/data/*" and start over.
> cheers,
>
> -Alexander Sicular
> @siculars
> http://siculars.posterous.com
> On Nov 10, 2011, at 1:00 PM, Stefan Gebhardt wrote:
>
> Hi
>
> I just started playing around with riak.
> For the purpose of testing i uploaded 1 million random generated items(using
> uuid for keys) to a single bucket
> via the python API.
> Now i like to clean/remove this bucket and run the upload again. At the
> moment i am looking for smth. like DROP Bucket. Neither in the erlang api
> nor in the python api i found a function for doing so.
> Then i tried to list all keys and delete item by item but the call  "list 1
> million keys" never returned and ok,,, silly plan at all.
>
> So... My questions are:
> How can i clean up my cluster?
> Why is there no function to remove a bucket?
>
> Cheers
> Stefan
>
>
>
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