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From Jonathan Ellis <jbel...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Best strategy for adding new nodes to the cluster
Date Mon, 27 Sep 2010 16:09:14 GMT
I strongly recommend not running live on Small nodes.  So in your case
I would recommend starting up Large instances with raid0'd disks, shut
down cassandra on the Small ones, rsync to the Large, and start up on
Large.

On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 6:46 AM, Utku Can Top├žu <utku@topcu.gen.tr> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> We're currently running a cassandra cluster with Replication Factor 3,
> consisting of 4 nodes.
>
> The current situation is:
>
> - The nodes are all identical (AWS small instances)
> - Data directory is in the partition (/mnt) which has 150G capacity and each
> node has around 90 GB load, so 60 G free space per node is left.
>
> So adding a new node to the cluster will seem to cause problems for us. I
> think the node which will stream the data to the new bootstrapping node,
> will not have enough disk space for anticompacting its data.
>
> What should be the best practice for such scenarios?
>
> Regards,
>
> Utku
>



-- 
Jonathan Ellis
Project Chair, Apache Cassandra
co-founder of Riptano, the source for professional Cassandra support
http://riptano.com

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