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From Per Olesen <>
Subject Re: Seeds and AutoBoostrap
Date Wed, 09 Jun 2010 18:29:40 GMT

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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