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From Jonathan Colby <>
Subject Re: What will be the steps for adding new nodes
Date Mon, 18 Apr 2011 06:14:55 GMT
Your questions are pretty fundamental.  I recommend reading through the documentation to get
a better understanding of how Cassandra works.

Here's good documentation from DataStax:

In a nutshell: you only bootstrap new nodes, all nodes should have the same seed list, old
nodes don't have to be restarted

On Apr 16, 2011, at 7:48 AM, Roni wrote:

> I have a 0.6.4 Cassandra cluster of two nodes in full replica (replica factor 2). I wants
to add two more nodes and balance the cluster (replica factor 2).
> I want all of them to be seed's.
> What should be the simple steps:
> 1. add the "<AutoBootstrap>true</AutoBootstrap>" to all the nodes or only
the new ones?
> 2. add the "<Seed>[new_node]</Seed>" to the config file of the old nodes
before adding the new ones?
> 3. do the old node need to be restarted (if no change is needed in their config file)?
> TX,

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