see the ticket https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-2642 please
I have strange problem with 0.8.0-rc1. I'm not quite sure if this is the way it should be but:
- I create a ColumnFamily named Counters
- do a few increments on a column.
- kill cassandra
- start cassandra
When I look at the counter column, the value is 1.
See the following pastebin please: http://pastebin.com/9jYdDiRY