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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: Hinted handoffs - how do they work?
Date Sat, 05 Feb 2011 15:26:01 GMT
On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 6:46 AM, Paul T <> wrote:
> Good morning!
> I have a been reading through Cassandra wiki and have some confusion around
> how hinted handoffs work.
> Here is my scenario:
> Five nodes in the ring (A, B, C, D, E)
> Replication factor=3
> Assume that the replicas for a given key are A, B, C
> Assume CL=ONE
> During a write operation, nodes  B and C are down.
> Will hints for B and C be written to just A (the only live replica
> available)

Just A.

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

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