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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Date Fri, 25 Mar 2011 04:49:18 GMT
Each row is replicated to replication_factor nodes, not the entire
cluster (or you couldn't scale writes by adding machines).

Sounds like you're running with RF=1.

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 10:44 PM, Jared Laprise <> wrote:
> Thanks for the responses. I got everything working again, and have some ideas on why
but am not completely sure.
> How I got it working again was simply bring the second node back online. I was under
the assumption that all data is replicated between nodes (eventually). Am I incorrect? It
would seem that each node stores different data and delegates the read request to whichever
node holds the data. Although I've spent a lot of time with Cassandra in a single node environment
I think I may be lacking a bit of understanding on how Cassandra behaves in a clustered environment.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Ellis []
> Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 8:22 PM
> To:
> Cc: aaron morton
> Right, Cassandra doesn't keep old versions around so to see an old version you have to
have uncompacted data and whack the new data -- either by blowing away sstables or not replaying
the commitlog.
> Snapshots flush before creating their hard links, which rules out any commitlog problems.
> If you ran out of disk space you wouldn't get past the commitlog append, so you'd never
get new data in at all after that.
> Sounds like an environmental problem, not Cassandra specific.
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 9:10 PM, aaron morton <> wrote:
>> Was there anything in the server logs during startup ?
>> I've not heard of this happening before and it's hard think of how /
>> why cassandra could revert it's data. Other than something external
>> playing with the files on disk Aaron On 25 Mar 2011, at 13:49, Jared
>> Laprise wrote:
>> Hello all, I'm running 2 Cassandra 6.5 nodes and I brought down the
>> secondary node and restarted the primary node. After Cassandra came
>> back up all data has been reverted to several months ago.
>> I could really use some incite here, this is a production website and
>> I need to act quickly. I have a cron job that takes a snapshot every
>> night, but even with that I tried to restore a snapshot on my local
>> development environment and it was also missing a ton of data.
>> Any help will be so appreciated.
> --
> Jonathan Ellis
> Project Chair, Apache Cassandra
> co-founder of DataStax, the source for professional Cassandra support

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

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