Output from nodetool ring:

Address         DC          Rack        Status State   Load            Owns    Token                                      
                                                                               85070591730234615865843651857942052864     
110.82.155.2   datacenter1 rack1       Up     Normal  78.23 MB        50.00%  0                                          
110.82.155.4   datacenter1 rack1       Up     Normal  67.21 MB        50.00%  85070591730234615865843651857942052864

On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 1:18 PM, aaron morton <aaron@thelastpickle.com> wrote:
Post the output from nodetool ring and take a look at http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/Operations#Token_selection

Cheers

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Aaron Morton
Freelance Developer
@aaronmorton

On 22/12/2011, at 5:21 AM, Blake Starkenburg wrote:

Thank You!

Could the lack of routine repair be why nodetool ring reports: node(1) Load -> 78.24 MB and node(2) Load -> 67.21 MB? The load span between the two nodes has been increasing ever so slowly...

On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 1:00 AM, aaron morton <aaron@thelastpickle.com> wrote:
Here you go http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/Operations#Dealing_with_the_consequences_of_nodetool_repair_not_running_within_GCGraceSeconds

Cheers

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Aaron Morton
Freelance Developer
@aaronmorton

On 21/12/2011, at 2:44 PM, Blake Starkenburg wrote:

I have been playing around with Cassandra for a few months now. Starting to explore more of the routine maintenance and backup strategies and I have a general question about nodetool repair. After reading the following page: http://www.datastax.com/docs/0.8/operations/cluster_management it has occurred to me that for these past few months I have NOT DONE any cleanup or repair commands on a test 2-node cluster (and their has been quite a few deletes, writes, etc.).

For some reason I was under the assumption that Cassandra handled the tombstone records from deletes automatically? Should I still run nodetool repair and if so, what about old deletes which occurred months ago?

Thank You!