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From Anthony Grasso <>
Subject Re: Data loss when swapping out cluster
Date Sat, 30 Nov 2013 02:36:33 GMT
Hi Robert,

In this case would it be possible to do the following to replace a seed

nodetool disablethrift
nodetool disablegossip
nodetool drain

stop Cassandra

deep copy /var/lib/cassandra/* on old seed node to new seed node

start Cassandra on new seed node


On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 6:20 AM, Robert Coli <> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 9:48 AM, Christopher J. Bottaro <
>> wrote:
>> One thing that I didn't mention, and I think may be the culprit after
>> doing a lot or mailing list reading, is that when we brought the 4 new
>> nodes into the cluster, they had themselves listed in the seeds list.  I
>> read yesterday that if a node has itself in the seeds list, then it won't
>> bootstrap properly.
> =Rob

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