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From Andrey Ilinykh <>
Subject Re: what happens while node is bootstrapping?
Date Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:42:30 GMT
> No.  The bootstrapping node will writes for its new range while
> bootstrapping as consistency optimization (more or less), but does not
> contribute to the replication factor or consistency level; all of the
> original replicas for that range still receive writes, serve reads, and are
> the nodes that count for consistency level.  Basically, the bootstrapping
> node has no effect on the existing replicas in terms of RF or CL until the
> bootstrap completes.
I see. So, if I add new nodes to increase number of writes my cluster
can handle I will not see any improvement until bootstrap process
finished, which may take hours. Is it correct?

Thank you,

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