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From Jonathan Ellis <jbel...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Cassandra backup and restore procedures
Date Wed, 18 Nov 2009 19:50:20 GMT
No, bootstrap is currently only for adding new nodes, not replacing dead ones.

On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 1:47 PM, Simon Smith <simongsmith@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm sorry if this was covered before, but if you lose a node and
> cannot bring it (or a replacement) back with the same IP address or
> DNS name, is your only option to restart the entire cluster?  E.g. if
> I have nodes 1, 2, and 3 with replication factor 3, and then I lose
> node 3, is it possible to bring up a new node 3 with a new IP (and a
> Seed of either node 1 or node 2) and bootstrap it?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Simon
>
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 2:03 PM, Jonathan Ellis <jbellis@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Tokens can change, so IP is used for node identification, e.g. for
>> hinted handoff.
>>
>> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 1:00 PM, Ramzi Rabah <rrabah@playdom.com> wrote:
>>> Hey Jonathan, why should a replacement node keep the same IP
>>> address/DNS name as the original node? Wouldn't having the same token
>>> as the node that went down be sufficient (provided that you did the
>>> steps above of copying the data from the 2 neighboring nodes)?
>>>
>

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