On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 7:03 AM, Richard Low <richard@wentnet.com> wrote:
I think what has happened is that Cassandra was started with num_tokens = 1, then shutdown and num_tokens set to 256.  When this happens, the first time Cassandra chooses a single random token.  Then when restarted it splits the token into 256 adjacent ranges.


By which mechanism did you install Cassandra? I ask out of concern that there may be an issue in the some packaging leading to the above sequence of events.