starting with replica count 2 is more prudent thanks

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 8:21 AM, Jonathan Ellis <jbellis@gmail.com> wrote:
although the repair code Stu is working on
(https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-193) could handle
increasing the replica count, IMO there's little sense in relying any
more on features that don't yet exist than necessary. :)

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 10:17 AM, <mobiledreamers@gmail.com> wrote:
> as a followup question
> the items we are storing are extremely valuable and we are using cassandra
> as a sql replacement tool.. ie no more postgres and all data from cassandra,
> given cassandra scalability
> as we hit limits on postgres and found pgpool-II horizontal partitioning too
> clunky and skype, plproxy requires too much rewiring the client code.
> should we start with a replica factor 1 and then increase replica factor to
> 2
> or is is prudent to start with a replica factor of 2
> Can cassandra replicate even after running for a long time with a replica
> factor of 1, if we change the replica factor to say 2 after 2months when we
> add more nodes and figure there is enough space now to replicate
> thanks
>
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