Use jconsole give your hostname:port (hostname,port on which cassandra is running)
then from the MBean select storage service . On the storage service MBean execute operation loadSchemaFromXML();

You may have to change the hostname in the your cassandra jmx settings

thanks
A

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Jim the Standing Bear <standingbear@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,

I am just learning Cassandra at the moment.  The O'Reilly book on
Cassandra says that I should be able to add the keyspace schema
definition to cassandra.yaml and then invoke loadSchemaFromYAML() to
load it.  I tried that but it didn't work (and I do realize this book
is a bit obsolete now).  Another post that I read says keyspace
definition in cassandra.yaml is ignored because cassandra now supports
programmatically loading schema.  However, I still would like to know
if there is a way to load it non-programmatically.  Thanks.

-- Jim