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From Paul T <>
Subject Hinted handoffs - how do they work?
Date Sat, 05 Feb 2011 14:46:55 GMT
Good morning!
I have a been reading through Cassandra wiki and have some confusion around how 
hinted handoffs work.

Here is my scenario:
Five nodes in the ring (A, B, C, D, E)
Replication factor=3
Assume that the replicas for a given key are A, B, C
Assume CL=ONE 

During a write operation, nodes  B and C are down.
Will hints for B and C be written to just A (the only live replica available) or 
will D and E also take the hints and the data?  

If D and E take on the hints+data, will that data be reachable during a 
subsequent read operation? (assuming B and C are still down)

Would appreciate a clarification.

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