That issue says you can workaround the problem by turning off auto node discovery... any instructions on how to do that?  Is it done on the cluster or just the sstableloader?


On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 5:34 PM, Jonathan Ellis <> wrote:
Sounds like,
fixed for 0.8.5

On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 4:27 PM, Christopher Bottaro
<> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to import data from one Cassandra cluster to another.  The old
> cluster is using ports 7000 and 9160 and the new cluster is using 7001 and
> 9161.  I ran "nodetool -h localhost snapshot" on a node on the old cluster.
>  I then downloaded apache-cassandra-0.8.4-bin.tar.gz, edited
> conf/cassandra.yaml appropriately for the new cluster, exported
> CASSANDRA_INCLUDE=bin/ (so it doesn't try to use the
> installed, running Cassandra).
> When I run sstableloader, I can see that it's connecting to the new cluster
> (by tailing the logs), but after a few seconds, it gives the error: "Got an
> unknow host from describe_ring"
> After banging my head for a while, I scp'ed the snapshotted data to a node
> on the *new* cluster.  I again downloaded apache-cassandra-0.8.4-bin.tar.gz
> and configured cassandra.yaml there appropriately (with listen_address:
> so as to not conflict with the Cassandra already running on the
> node).
> Running sstableloader resulted in the same error.
> "nodetool -h localhost ring" shows a healthy cluster.  Running that command
> works both locally and remotely.  I can connect to the cluster using
> cassandra-cli both locally and remotely as well.
> Any ideas?  Thanks for the help.

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