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From Peter Schuller <>
Subject Re: problem with bootstrap
Date Thu, 10 Mar 2011 23:20:57 GMT
> Bootstrapping uses the same mechanisms as a repair to streams data from other nodes. This
can be a heavy weight process and you may want to control when it starts.
> Joining the ring just tells the other nodes you exists and this is your token.

And in general, except when initially setting up a cluster, you would
not normally want to have a node join the ring without auto_bootstrap
enabled since it will serve requests yet be void of any data.

/ Peter Schuller

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