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Removes a leaf node from the cluster without deleting its data.

This command runs the REMOVE LEAF command on the Master Aggregator, which rebalances the leaf node’s partitions into the remaining cluster, and transitions the leaf node to the unknown state.

A leaf node that has been removed can be added back to the cluster, without any loss of data, by using the sdb-admin add-leaf command.

To completely remove a leaf node and its data, refer to the sdb-admin delete-node command.


  sdb-admin remove-leaf [flags]

      --force                Disable automatic rebalance
  -h, --help                 Help for remove-leaf
      --host string          The cluster-addressable hostname for the leaf node
      --memsql-id MemsqlID   The node ID of the leaf node to be removed
      --port PORT            The cluster-addressable port for the leaf node

Global Flags:
      --backup-cache FILE_PATH                File path for the backup cache
      --cache-file FILE_PATH                  File path for the Toolbox node cache
  -c, --config FILE_PATH                      File path for the Toolbox configuration
      --disable-colors                        Disable color output in console, which some terminal sessions/environments may have difficulty with
      --disable-spinner                       Disable the progress spinner, which some terminal sessions/environments may have issues with
  -j, --json                                  Enable JSON output
      --parallelism POSITIVE_INTEGER          Maximum number of operations to run in parallel
      --runtime-dir DIRECTORY_PATH            Where to store Toolbox runtime data
      --ssh-control-persist SECONDS           Enable SSH ControlPersist and set it to the specified duration in seconds
      --ssh-max-sessions POSITIVE_INTEGER     Maximum number of SSH sessions to open per host, must be at least 3
      --ssh-strict-host-key-checking          Enable strict host key checking for SSH connections
      --ssh-user-known-hosts-file FILE_PATH   Path to the user known_hosts file for SSH connections. If not set, /dev/null will be used
      --state-file FILE_PATH                  Toolbox state file path
  -v, --verbosity count                       Increase logging verbosity: valid values are 1, 2, 3. Usage -v=count or --verbosity=count
  -y, --yes                                   Enable non-interactive mode and assume the user would like to move forward with the proposed actions by default


This command is interactive unless you use either --yes or --json flag to override interactive behavior.