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

Elias Levy fearsome.lucidity at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 18:07:37 EDT 2013

Thanks for the clarification.  May want to amend the node rename doc page (
http://docs.basho.com/riak/latest/cookbooks/Renaming-Nodes/) to clarify
this warning does not apply.  It gave me pause.

On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 3:04 PM, Alexander Moore <moore.alex at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks,
> Alex
> 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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