ok I will go with the IP change strategy and keep you posted. Not going to manually copy any data, just bring up the node and let it bootstrap.

Thanks

On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 11:46 AM, Peter Schuller <peter.schuller@infidyne.com> wrote:
> (Yes, this should definitely be easier. Maybe the most generally
> useful fix would be for Cassandra to support a node joining the wring
> in "write-only" mode. This would be useful in other cases, such as
> when you're trying to temporarily off-load a node by dissabling
> gossip).

I knew I had read discussions before:

  https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-2568

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