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From Robert Coli <>
Subject Re: Drop in node replacements.
Date Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:03:22 GMT
On Sat, Apr 5, 2014 at 5:10 PM, Anand Somani <> wrote:

> Have you tried nodetool rebuild for that node? I have seen that work when
> repair failed.

While rebuild may work in cases when repair doesn't, they do different
things and are not mutually substitutable.

"rebuild" is essentially bootstrap, streaming data from one source replica
per range.
"repair" syncs all replicas per range.

If you can successful "rebuild", it is true that afterwards your delta to
"repair" will be much smaller and potentially more likely to actually


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