On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 1:01 PM, Langston, Jim <Jim.Langston@compuware.com> wrote:
Thanks for the link Rob, but I did try earlier to 
copy the SSTables over and then to refresh them,
but this is a brand new cluster and the error I got
back indicated that the keyspace didn't exist, and 
then figured I needed to copy everything over in 
the data directory.

Just dump the schema from the old cluster and then load it on the new cluster.

1) cassandra-cli "show schema" 
2) create CFs one at a time (waiting in between for schema agreement)
3) nodetool refresh