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From Michael Kjellman <>
Subject Re: what happens while node is bootstrapping?
Date Tue, 16 Oct 2012 17:15:04 GMT

Also, there is a new feature in 1.1+ that lets you play with live traffic
on new nodes before they actually join the ring

On 10/16/12 9:42 AM, "Andrey Ilinykh" <> wrote:

>> 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
>> the nodes that count for consistency level.  Basically, the
>> node has no effect on the existing replicas in terms of RF or CL until
>> 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,
>  Andrey

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