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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: Best way of adding new nodes
Date Thu, 10 Jun 2010 21:30:44 GMT
It's not just a matter of being balanced, if you add new nodes without
bootstrapping the others will think it has data on it, that hasn't
actually been moved there.

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 6:50 AM, hive13 Wong <> wrote:
> Hi, guys
> The 2 ways of adding new nodes, when add with bootstrapping, since we've
> already got lots of data, often it will take many hours to complete the
> bootstrapping and probably affect the performance of existing nodes. But if
> we add without bootstrapping, the data load on the new node could be quite
> unbalanced.
> Is there a better way of adding a new node with less cost while more
> balanced? Maybe a steady approach at a cost of longer time while not
> affecting current nodes much.
> Thanks

Jonathan Ellis
Project Chair, Apache Cassandra
co-founder of Riptano, the source for professional Cassandra support

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