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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: Seeds and AutoBoostrap
Date Wed, 09 Jun 2010 19:26:49 GMT

On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 11:29 AM, Per Olesen <> wrote:
> On Jun 9, 2010, at 1:00 PM, Ben Browning wrote:
>> There really aren't "seed nodes" in a Cassandra cluster. When you
>> specify a seed in a node's configuration it's just a way to let it
>> know how to find the other nodes in the cluster. A node functions the
>> same whether it is another node's seed or not. In other words, all of
>> the nodes in a cluster are functionally identical - no masters, no
>> slaves, no seeds, etc.
> Okay. So, for a node A to function as a seed for other node B, the node A does NOT have
to be started with a storage-conf that mentions itself as a seed. Only thing for node A to
be a seed for B is that B mentions A as a seed in its storage-conf?

Jonathan Ellis
Project Chair, Apache Cassandra
co-founder of Riptano, the source for professional Cassandra support

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