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From aaron morton <>
Subject Re: auto_bootstrap setting after bootstrapping
Date Tue, 08 Mar 2011 09:04:36 GMT
AFAIK yes. The node marks itself as bootstrapped whenever it starts, and will not re-bootstrap
once that it set.  

More info here

Hope that helps. 

On 8/03/2011, at 9:35 PM, Maki Watanabe wrote:

> Hello,
> According to the Wiki/StorageConfiguration page, auto_bootstrap is
> described as below:
> ----
> auto_bootstrap
> Set to 'true' to make new [non-seed] nodes automatically migrate the
> right data to themselves. (If no InitialToken is specified, they will
> pick one such that they will get half the range of the most-loaded
> node.) If a node starts up without bootstrapping, it will mark itself
> bootstrapped so that you can't subsequently accidently bootstrap a
> node with data on it. (You can reset this by wiping your data and
> commitlog directories.)
> ----
> Does it mean "auto_bootstrap" setting affects only at initial boot?
> Will Cassandra just ignore this setting at subsequent boot?
> Thanks,
> maki

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