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Re: AgeOff Filter - Compaction needed?
Compaction will occur naturally as the table grows. If the data is old and
the table is static, forcing a compaction via the shell is probably the
easiest route.
On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 10:58 AM, Slater, David M.

> Hi, I would like to automatically ageoff old data; however my
> understanding of AgeOff iterators is that they would require a compaction
> or scan to take effect. For information that is in tablets that are no
> longer being added to or scanned, the ageoff filter would not take effect,
> correct?
> Would I need to force a compaction or merge in order to remove those
> records, or would it be better to write my own script to remove rows? (I’m
> using 1.4 – is this behavior different in 1.5 or 1.6?)
> Thanks,
> David