Achieving 100% consitency

Jonathan Langevin jlangevin at
Tue Aug 30 14:56:52 EDT 2011

Agreed, if your intention is to grow the existing single-node instance into
a multi-node cluster, then yes, that's a problem.
For our own development environment, we run a single-node instance for our
current stage of development, then once our app is more stable, we'll drop
that single-node instance and create a proper 3+ node cluster for a dev
environment that will look closer to the final production setup.

* Jonathan Langevin
Systems Administrator
Loom Inc.
Wilmington, NC: (910) 241-0433 - jlangevin at - - Skype: intel352 *

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 2:24 PM, Scott Lystig Fritchie <
fritchie at> wrote:

> Jonathan Langevin <jlangevin at> wrote:
> jl> Even for development-purposes only? Otherwise it seems data would be
> jl> written n times to the same machine, which is needless in a dev
> jl> environment with low storage specs...
> ... which would be true until the 1-node cluster grows to a 2-node or
> N-node cluster.  Changing the N value of a key that already exists,
> especially where N is increasing relative to its old value, creates many
> different kinds of unpleasantness.
> -Scott
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