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From Per Olesen <>
Subject Re: Seeds and AutoBoostrap
Date Wed, 09 Jun 2010 19:34:12 GMT
Okay. Cool actually. That clears up quite a bit for me :)

On Jun 9, 2010, at 9:26 PM, Jonathan Ellis wrote:

> right
> On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 11:29 AM, Per Olesen <> wrote:
>> On Jun 9, 2010, at 1:00 PM, Ben Browning wrote:
>>> There really aren't "seed nodes" in a Cassandra cluster. When you
>>> specify a seed in a node's configuration it's just a way to let it
>>> know how to find the other nodes in the cluster. A node functions the
>>> same whether it is another node's seed or not. In other words, all of
>>> the nodes in a cluster are functionally identical - no masters, no
>>> slaves, no seeds, etc.
>> Okay. So, for a node A to function as a seed for other node B, the node A does NOT
have to be started with a storage-conf that mentions itself as a seed. Only thing for node
A to be a seed for B is that B mentions A as a seed in its storage-conf?

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