Nodes not leaving in Riak 0.14.2

Anthony Molinaro anthonym at
Wed Apr 4 02:02:51 EDT 2012


On Mon, Apr 02, 2012 at 06:28:00PM -0700, Anthony Molinaro wrote:
> Hi,
>   So I found one of my riak clusters misbehaving and found out it was
> running on some inferior hardware.  After getting some new machines from
> my ops group.  I went ahead and added several nodes.  Everything went
> relatively smoothly until I tried to have the old nodes leave the ring.
> I need to remove 4 nodes, and I assumed since I had been successful
> adding a few nodes at once, I would also be able to have multiple nodes
> leave.
> Unfortunately, that does not appear to be the case.  One node (the first
> removed) completely left, the others did not.  Then no matter how many
> times I did a 'riak-admin leave' they would not leave.  I re-added the
> one that had left successfully to see if a ring change would unstick
> something.  It does appear to, as even with all the original nodes back
> the 3 I attempted to have leave are still not leaving.
> I'm going through now and just doing a rolling restart hoping that
> might fix things, but I'm thinking I might be stuck.
> Is there anyway to remove these nodes?
> Thanks,
> -Anthony
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