Doesn't CL=LOCAL_QUORUM solve your problem?

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 9:33 AM, <jonathan.colby@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Nate -

That sounds really promising and I'm looking forward to trying that out.

My original question came up while thinking how to achieve quorum (with rf=3) with a loss of 1 of 2 data centers. My logic was that if you had 2 replicas in the same data center where the client originally written to, then that client is guaranteed to be able to satisfy quorum, even if the other data center is unreachable.

But I think there is no way to guarantee where the first write is written to. That would be based on the token range, which could very well be in any data center.

Jon




On Mar 24, 2011 3:05pm, Nate McCall <nate@datastax.com> wrote:
> We have a load balancing policy which selects the host best on latency
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> > Indeed I found the big flaw in my own logic.   Even writing to the "local" cassandra nodes does not guarantee where the replicas will end up.   The decision where to write the first replica is based on the token ring, which is spread out on all nodes regardless of datacenter.   right ?
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> >> Our cluster is spread between 2 datacenters.   We have a straight-forward IP assignment so that OldNetworkTopology (rackinferring snitch) works well.    We have cassandra clients written in Hector in each of those data centers.   The Hector clients all have a list of all cassandra nodes across both data centers.  RF=3.
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> >> It would be ideal it Hector chose the "local" cassandra nodes.  That way, if one data center is unreachable, the Quorum of replicas in cassandra is still reached (because it was written to the working data center first).
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> >> Is anyone doing this?  Is there a flaw in my logic?
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