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From Eric Gilmore <>
Subject Re: How does Bootstrapping work in 0.7 ??
Date Thu, 20 Jan 2011 19:55:00 GMT
Patrick, if you try adding capacity again from the beginning, I'd be curious
to hear if the DataStax/Riptano<>docs
are helpful or not.

Also, in the Getting Started
we note that it may be best to set initial_token to 0 on the very first node
that you start.


Eric Gilmore

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 11:05 AM, Peter Schuller <> wrote:

> > Is it supposed to work that way, or have I missed something ?
> I don't see that you did anything wrong based on your description and
> based on my understanding how it works in 0.7 (not sure about 0.6),
> but hopefully someone else can address that part. What I can think of
> - did you inspect the log on the new node? Does it say anything about
> bootstraping or streaming data from other nodes? Does 'nodetool ring'
> indicate it considers itself completely up and in the cluster already?
> Trying to determine whether the node is in fact considering it self
> done bootstrapping and joined to the ring, yet containing no data.
> > I tried then to put values for initialToken for both nodes (stopping and
> > restartings the servers), but it didn't change anything : I have the same
> > token values...
> This is expected. Once the node has bootstrapped into the cluster and
> saved its token, it will no longer try to acquire a new one. Any
> initial token in the configuration is ignored; it is only the
> *initial* token, quite literally. Changing the token would require a
> 'nodetool move' command.
> --
> / Peter Schuller

*Eric Gilmore
Consulting Technical Writer
Riptano, Inc.
Ph: 510 684 9786  (cell)

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