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From Eldad Yamin <>
Subject Re: Install Cassandra on EC2
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2011 14:49:30 GMT
But I prefer to learn how to Install first - if you have any good references
(I didn't find any, even general installation for a EC2/regular machine)
I'm also going to try and install Solandra, I hope that Whirr will support
it in the near future.

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:43 PM, John Conwell <> wrote:

> One thing you might want to look at is the Apache Whirr project (which is
> awesome by the way!).  It automagically handles spinning up a cluster of
> resources on EC2 (or rackspace for that matter), installing and configuring
> cassandra, and starting it.
> One thing to be aware of if you go this route.  By default in the yaml file
> all data is written under the /var folder.  But on a server started by
> Whirr, this folder only has something like 4gb.  Most of the  hard disk
> space is under the /mnt folder.  So you'll either need to change what
> folders are pointed to what drives (not sure if you can or not...I'm sure
> you could), or change the yaml file to point the /mnt folder.
> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 6:28 AM, Eldad Yamin <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Is there any manual or important notes I should know before I try to
>> install Cassandra on EC2?
>> Thanks!
> --
> Thanks,
> John C

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