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From Brandon Williams <>
Subject Re: Question about Streaming
Date Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:50:09 GMT
On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 2:11 PM, William Katsak <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am working on some modifications of Cassandra in an academic setting
> (research code, not for a class), and have a question regarding bulk
> streaming of data across the network (e.g. between nodes).
> Assume that I have some known set of key/column family combos that are known
> good/current on a node A, and known stale on a node B (forget about hinted
> handoff, etc. assume that this mechanism isn't being used). I can obviously
> bring these up to date on B by using anti-entropy repair, but this checks
> all the data and is CPU/time intensive. I have written code that brings this
> data up to date using the same mechanism as read repair (e.g. an item at a
> time), and this works fine, but is inefficient.
> What I am interested in doing is something in between. I want to bulk stream
> a series of updates between nodes like anti-entropy does, but I want the
> data that is sent to only be part of the specific itemized set that I am
> interested in.

If all you want is a ks/cf-specific version of 'nodetool rebuild' then
that is a good place to start.


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