full cluster failure

Mark Phillips mark at basho.com
Tue Jun 12 10:55:13 EDT 2012

 Hi Gil,

Anything in the logs you can share?


On Jun 12, 2012, at 1:28, Gil Teixeira <gil at pixelbeam.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> Hellow, I am faily new to RIAK, and am experiencing a very peculiar problem. 
> We are conducting a RIAK evaluation to see if it fits our purposes, because on paper it seams to be a perfect fit.
> To create an evaluating scenario i have setup 5 nodes under vmware(the network is bridged)
> The cluster runs just fine, and i can down nodes for maintenance as expected perfectly, while the cluster keeps serving the data as expected. Node reboots are also tolerated well by the cluster as expected.
> But if a note unexpectedly fails (hard power off or sudden network disconnection) all nodes get exited and the full cluster becomes inaccessible until the failed node is back up or until i manually mark the failed node as down with risk-admin.
> I was expecting a cluster (n3) with 5 nodes to simply tolerate 1 node failure transparently. 
> Is there something i may be doing wrong? Is this the expected behavior?
> I would appreciate any light anyone could shine on this subject.
> Thank you,
> Gil
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