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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: sstableloader throws storage_port error
Date Tue, 26 Jul 2011 03:24:59 GMT
sstableloader uses gossip to discover the Cassandra ring, so you'll
need to run it on a different IP ( is fine).

On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 2:41 PM, John Conwell <> wrote:
> I'm trying to figure out how to use the sstableloader tool.  For my test I
> have a single node cassandra instance running on my local machine.  I have
> cassandra running, and validate this by connecting to it with cassandra-cli.
> I run sstableloader using the following command:
> bin/sstableloader /Users/someuser/cassandra/mykeyspace
> and I get the following error:
> org.apache.cassandra.config.ConfigurationException: localhost/
> is in use by another process.  Change listen_address:storage_port in
> cassandra.yaml to values that do not conflict with other services
> I've played around with different ports, but nothing works.  It it because
> I'm trying to run sstableloader on the same machine that cassandra is
> running on?  It would be odd I think, but cant thing of another reason I
> would get that eror.
> Thanks,
> John

Jonathan Ellis
Project Chair, Apache Cassandra
co-founder of DataStax, the source for professional Cassandra support

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