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This guide describes the commands that you can use to configure your Scylla clusters. The commands are all sent via the command line in a terminal and sudo or root access is not required as long as you have permission to execute in the directory.
You should only use configuration settings which are officially supported.
A list of all Scylla commands can be obtained by running
This command displays all Scylla commands as well as Seastar commands. The Seastar commands are listed as Core Options.
Scylla version 4.2.3-0.20210104.24346215c2 with build-id 0c8faf8bb8a3a0eda9337aad98ed3a6d814a4fa9 starting ... command used: "scylla --help" parsed command line options: [help] Scylla options: -h [ --help ] show help message --version print version number and exit --options-file arg configuration file (i.e. <SCYLLA_HOME>/conf/scylla.yaml) --memtable-flush-static-shares arg If set to higher than 0, ignore the controller's output and set the memtable shares statically. Do not set this unless you know what you are doing and suspect a problem in the controller. This option will be retired when the controller reaches more maturity --compaction-static-shares arg If set to higher than 0, ignore the controller's output and set the compaction shares statically. Do not set this unless you know what you are doing and suspect a problem in the controller. This option will be retired when the controller reaches more maturity
This is an incomplete screenshot. For the complete file, run the command in a terminal.
Some Scylla Command Line commands are derived from the scylla.yaml configuration parameters.
For example, in the case of
cluster_name: 'Test Cluster' as seen in the scylla.yaml configuration parameters.
To send this configuration setting with the command line, run:
scylla --cluster-name 'Test Cluster'
As you can see from the example above, the general rule of thumb is:
Take a configuration parameter from the scylla.yaml file.
Prepend it with
In any place where there is an underscore, replace with a dash.
Run the command in a terminal.