Then http://www.datastax.com/docs/1.1/operations/backup_restore should mention it  :-)

Sylvain Lebresne <sylvain@datastax.com> a écrit sur 02/08/2012 11:45:46 :

> Actually that's wrong, it is perfectly possible to restore a snapshot
> on a live cassandra cluster.
> There is even basically 2 solutions:
> 1) use the sstableloader (http://www.datastax.com/dev/blog/bulk-loading)
> 2) copy the snapshot sstable in the right place and call the JMX
> method loadNewSSTables() (in the column family MBean, which mean you
> need to do that per-CF).
>
> --
> Sylvain