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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: Bootstrapping newly added nodes
Date Thu, 13 Aug 2009 12:47:04 GMT

On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 5:27 AM, Mark Robson<> wrote:
> Hi,
> Looking at CASSANDRA-213 I see that there is now a procedure to "Bootstrap"
> a newly added node so it will copy the relevant parts of data from other
> nodes in the cluster.
> This is a Good Thing.
> What I do wonder is, why don't we automatically do this when you add a new
> node to an existing cluster (when it comes up for the first time) ?
> Also, what happens to queries which hit the node while it's getting the
> data? Do they return "no data" or do they say "go away, try again", or is it
> marked as unhealthy so that the other nodes won't query it?
> Mark

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