Drop keyspace using Cassandra Cli

Dropping a an entire keyspace using the cassandra-cli is exceptionally simple.

First, access your cluster using the cli. I have an alias in my .bash_profile so I only need to type ‘cass’ to access the clid. In an attempt to be helpful though, I shall show the full command syntax for my environment. Your host and port may vary.

  alias cass='cassandra-cli -h 10.1.0.26'

In this example, I am going to drop the keyspace I was loading with test data in previous posts, ks33.

hpcass: ~$ cass
Connected to: "Test1" on 10.1.0.23/9160
Welcome to Cassandra CLI version 1.0.8

Type 'help;' or '?' for help.
Type 'quit;' or 'exit;' to quit.

DROP keyspace ks33;

07ad5e00-7120-11e1-0000-13393ec611bd
Waiting for schema agreement...
... schemas agree across the cluster
[default@unknown] 

That’s all there was to it. Keyspace destroyed.

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