Delete bucket(s) by deleting bitcask files?

Christian Dahlqvist christian at
Mon Apr 8 06:03:13 EDT 2013

Hi Christian,

As long as you stop the nodes first, deleting all files from the /var/lib/riak/bitcask directory is a perfectly valid way to clear out the database.

Best regards,


On 8 Apr 2013, at 10:45, Christian Steinmann <christian.steinmann77 at> wrote:

> Hi,
> i run some tests with riak for a study case, before i run the tests i have to clear  or delete the data i generated in the last run. At moment i have a map reduce job for this which works, but gets extremly slow when there are a lot of keys in the bucket.
> In Cassandra i could empty the data folder. Now i would like to ask if it is possible to empty the /var/lib/riak/bitcask folder on every node, to delete the data in the database?
> greetings Christian
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