Hi,
Please note that I confirmed on v1.0.7.
> I mean a repair involves all three nodes and pushes and pulls data,
right?
Yes, but that's how pr works. A repair without pr does more.
For example, suppose you have a ring with RF=3 like this.
A  B  C  D  E  F
Then, a repair on A without pr does for 3 ranges as follows:
[A, B, C]
[E, F, A]
[F, A, B]
Among them, the first one, [A, B, C] is the primary range of A.
So, with pr, a repair runs only for:
[A, B, C]
> I could run nodetool repair on just 2 nodes(RF=3) instead of using
nodetool repair –pr???
Yes.
You need to run two repairs on A and D.
> What is the advantage of –pr then?
Whenever you want to minimize rapair impacts.
For example, suppose you got one node down for a while, and bring it
back to the cluster.
You need to run rapair without affecting the entire cluster. Then, pr
is the option.
Thanks,
Takenori
(2013/03/01 7:39), Hiller, Dean wrote:
> Isn't it true if I have 6 nodes, I could run nodetool repair on just 2 nodes(RF=3) instead
of using nodetool repair –pr???
>
> What is the advantage of –pr then?
>
> I mean a repair involves all three nodes and pushes and pulls data, right?
>
> Thanks,
> Dean
