When compaction is going to be running for a long time, we need a way to stop it if it is causing problems.
Can you add more details of what you mean by causing problems?
Compaction can be stopped if manually started (see image https://www.evernote.com/shard/s161/sh/e16f76d0-91b7-409b-9a40-f205e3dcd6f0/8cf0fd73a7a4c5de79c13f870fdc88fa ). I believe there is a REST API as well. I thought it was documented but may not be.
Assigning to Aliaksey to check on the REST API to stop compacting.
Stopping compaction per bucket available here:
Karen, I think we need a little more work on this one.
-Manual compaction can also be started and stopped through the UI
-How does one stop an automatic compaction?
Assign back to Alk to get information about manual compaction stopping process.
Per conversation with Anil, we should add a section on canceling compaction from the UI only (don't worry about REST, it's already there). Put in 2.5 and future versions.
Compaction management issue