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From Tyler Hobbs <ty...@datastax.com>
Subject Re: backup/restore from sstable files ?
Date Sat, 10 Nov 2012 23:00:58 GMT
On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 6:04 PM, Rob Coli <rcoli@palominodb.com> wrote:

>
> > some of my colleagues seem to use this method to backup/restore a
> cluster,
> > successfully:
> >
> >> on each of the node, save entire /cassandra/data/ dir to S3,
> > then on a new set of nodes, with exactly the same number of nodes,  copy
> > back each of the data/ dir.
> >
> > then boot up cluster.
>
> Yep, that works as long as the two clusters have the same tokens and
> replication strategies.
>

For an alternative that doesn't require the same ring topology, you can use
the bulkloader, which will take care of distributing the data to the
correct nodes automatically.

-- 
Tyler Hobbs
DataStax <http://datastax.com/>

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