WARNING: All of 'riak at' replicas will be lost

Alexander Moore moore.alex at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 18:04:42 EDT 2013

In that case you wouldn't actually lose any data, since the data
directories would be there the whole time.
The force-replace command will always give that warning though.


On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 5:07 PM, Elias Levy <fearsome.lucidity at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 1:51 PM, Alexander Moore <moore.alex at gmail.com>wrote:
>> It's referring to the vnode replicas on the node you are replacing.
>>  Doing a force-replace reassigns all that nodes partitions without handing
>> them off, so the replicas on that node are "lost".  However, since riak
>> replicates to 'N' physical nodes, there should be other replicas of your
>> data.
>> It will take a repair to replicate the data to the new node though.
> Alex,
> Thanks for the reply.  But I am merely doing a force-replace to rename a
> node, meaning that all that node's data is still on disk, I should expect
> no data loss on the node.  Is that correct?
> Elias Levy
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