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From Robert Jackson <>
Subject Re: Loading Keyspace from YAML in 0.8
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2011 16:36:51 GMT
Enter the cli with: 

bin/cassandra-cli --host localhost 

Then execute the commands to create the keyspaces and column families you need: 

create keyspace Twitter with 
placement_strategy = 'org.apache.cassandra.locator.LocalStrategy' AND 
strategy_options = [{replication_factor:1}]; 
use Twitter; 
create column family Users with comparator = 'UTF8Type'; 
create column family UserAudits with comparator = 'UTF8Type'; 

See the DataStax documentation for more info: 

Robert Jackson 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Jeremy Hanna" <> 
Sent: Friday, June 3, 2011 12:17:06 PM 
Subject: Re: Loading Keyspace from YAML in 0.8 

In 0.8 (and 0.7) you can have a script that you create that you can run on the CLI that creates
your schema. We create something like a ddl file and run it on a new cluster. You just pass
it to the cli with -f <file.txt>. 

On Jun 3, 2011, at 11:14 AM, Paul Loy wrote: 

> We embed cassandra in our app. When we first load a cluster, we specify one node in the
cluster as the seed node. This node installs the schema using StorageService.instance.loadKeyspacesFromYAML().
This call has disappeared in 0.8. 
> How can we do the same thing in Cassandra 0.8? 
> Thanks, 
> -- 
> --------------------------------------------- 
> Paul Loy 

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