Actually its an empty cluster i.e. no data is present, I am just trying to get the decommission to work. The cluster just has keyspace and a column family with no keys in it.

On 4/21/2012 10:05 PM, Ji Cheng wrote:
It needs to stream all its data to the other node, which may take a long time. You can use nodetool netstats to see the progress of streaming. 

Best,
Cheng

On Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 4:11 AM, Aniket Chakrabarti <chakraba@cse.ohio-state.edu> wrote:
Hi,

I am trying to use nodetool decommission to remove a node from the cluster(it is just a 2 node cluster). It hangs with the following log:
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INFO [RMI TCP Connection(4)-164.107.119.50] 2012-04-21 11:07:15,095 StorageService.java (line 668) LEAVING: sleeping 30000 ms for pending range setup
 INFO [RMI TCP Connection(4)-164.107.119.50] 2012-04-21 11:07:45,251 StorageService.java (line 668) LEAVING: streaming data to other nodes
 INFO [StreamStage:1] 2012-04-21 11:07:45,259 StreamOut.java (line 114) Beginning transfer to /10.2.246.0
 INFO [StreamStage:1] 2012-04-21 11:07:45,262 StreamOut.java (line 95) Flushing memtables for [CFS(Keyspace='keyspace1', ColumnFamily='Standard1')]...
 INFO [StreamStage:1] 2012-04-21 11:07:45,262 StreamOut.java (line 160) Stream context metadata [], 0 sstables.
 INFO [StreamStage:1] 2012-04-21 11:07:45,264 StreamOutSession.java (line 203) Streaming to /10.2.246.0
========================================

Any pointers will be very helpful.

Thanks,
Aniket