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From Aaron Morton <>
Subject Re: cassandra.yaml
Date Wed, 02 Mar 2011 20:28:51 GMT
All nodes should have the correct configuration files. With the only difference been the initial


On 3/03/2011, at 6:18 AM, A J <> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am trying to setup a cluser (for the first time) of a few nodes. Had
> a few questions related to that.
> I want the following properties in my cluster:
> 1. Not to use RP but BOP
> 2. Specify initial token myself on each node.
> 3. Change a few memtable defaults.
> 4. For Keyspaces to use NetworkTopologyStrategy rather than the
> default SimpleStrategy. I wish to specify how many copies each DC
> should carry.
> For the above I changed the cassandra.yaml and
> files appropriately on the first node.
> My question is: For the rest of the nodes, do I have to make all of
> the above changes first to their respective config files or just a
> smaller subset such as (listen_address, seed, autobootstrap and
> rpc_address) ? What happens if there is a conflict between the yaml
> files on different nodes (say one says RP and other says BOP. Or say
> one says PropertyFileSnitch and the other says SimpleSnitch)?
> Is there a good post or video tutorial somewhere that walks step by
> step of cassandra cluster setup, which talks of all these and then how
> to change various knobs (tokens,replication_factor,
> etc) and see their effect on the cluster
> ?
> Many thanks.

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