Just in case I want to clarify that after bootstrapping the third node, it got data and seemed to be working fine.  But it was the last night when  the cluster started behaving in a weird way.  The last node (successfully added last week) were being reported up and down all the time. After restarting cassandra service, the node got empty but reported as Up and Normal.

Also, the amount of data reported by nodetool on the other nodes is much more than the amount already used in the device, is that normal?

root@10.0.0.a:~# df -h /mnt
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/xvdb1      745G  163G  583G  22% /mnt/cassandra

root@:10.0.0.b~$ df -h /mnt
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/xvdb1      745G  196G  550G  27% /mnt/cassandra

# nodetool status
Datacenter: us-east
|/ State=Normal/Leaving/Joining/Moving
--  Address     Load       Tokens  Owns (effective)  Host ID                               Rack
UN  10.0.0.a  391.34 GB  256     66.7%             eed9e9f5-f279-4b2f-b521-c056cbf65b52  1c
UN  10.0.0.b  383.38 GB  256     68.3%             19492c26-4458-4a0b-af04-72e0aab6598e  1c

Thanks in advance!

On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 2:35 PM, Robert Coli <rcoli@eventbrite.com> wrote:
On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 9:59 AM, arun sirimalla <arunsirik@gmail.com> wrote:
Try running repair on node 3.

Mostly disagree. If a node is empty after a bootstrap, remove it and re-bootstrap it.


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