AFAIK you just fire up the new one and let nature take it's course :) http://www.datastax.com/docs/1.2/operations/add_replace_nodes#replace-node

i.e. you do not need to use -Dcassandra.replace_token. 

Hope that helps. 

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Aaron Morton
Freelance Cassandra Developer
New Zealand

@aaronmorton

On 5/03/2013, at 1:06 AM, Jan Kesten <j.kesten@enercast.de> wrote:

Hello,

while trying out cassandra I read about the steps necessary to replace a dead node. In my test cluster I used a setup using num_tokens instead of initial_tokens. How do I replace a dead node in this scenario?

Thanks,
Jan