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Dynatrace Guide
Dynatrace Guide


Why is my reserve disk space in the managed node is getting consumed although there is enough Cassandra storage?


  • Cassandra/ Metrics storage contains mostly time-series metric data and configuration.
  • By design, Metrics storage can undergo what is called 'compaction phases', in this phase it can grow twice its size.
  • Please note that under no circumstances should the disk space ever run out, otherwise, we will have data corruption issues.
  • That's why there is reserved disk space so that metrics storage always has room to grow if needed.
  • If there is still enough free disk space, nothing happens. However, if there is not enough free disk space, the "Transaction storage" starts to get deleted to make room for the metrics storage.
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‎11 Apr 2023 04:34 PM
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DynaMight Legend
DynaMight Legend

Great explanation @bharat_pitta 


Great explanation, but is there a way to monitor this reserved disk space?

Looking at it from the host level, I see that I have plenty of avaiable disk space, but the CMC says that I do not.