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From aaron morton <>
Subject Re: backing up and restoring from only 1 replica?
Date Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:54:00 GMT
That would be OK only if you never had node go down (e.g. a restart) or drop messages. 

It's not something I would consider trying.


Aaron Morton
Freelance Cassandra Developer
New Zealand


On 28/02/2013, at 3:21 PM, Mike Koh <> wrote:

> It has been suggested to me that we could save a fair amount of time and money by taking
a snapshot of only 1 replica (so every third node for most column families).  Assuming that
we are okay with not having the absolute latest data, does this have any possibility of working?
 I feel like it shouldn't but don't really know the argument for why it wouldn't.

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