Hi Robert,

In this case would it be possible to do the following to replace a seed node?

nodetool disablethrift
nodetool disablegossip
nodetool drain

stop Cassandra

deep copy /var/lib/cassandra/* on old seed node to new seed node

start Cassandra on new seed node


On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 6:20 AM, Robert Coli <rcoli@eventbrite.com> wrote:
On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 9:48 AM, Christopher J. Bottaro <cjbottaro@academicworks.com> wrote:
One thing that I didn't mention, and I think may be the culprit after doing a lot or mailing list reading, is that when we brought the 4 new nodes into the cluster, they had themselves listed in the seeds list.  I read yesterday that if a node has itself in the seeds list, then it won't bootstrap properly.