AAE and changing the replication factor

Elias Levy fearsome.lucidity at gmail.com
Tue Apr 9 13:04:34 EDT 2013


On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 6:36 PM, Ryan Zezeski <rzezeski at basho.com> wrote:

> Setting the n_val higher should add the missing replicas.  However,
> setting lower will currently leave the extra replicas alone.  This was
> chosen to err on the side of caution for now.  This would be easy enough to
> verify with a riak_test [1] but I don't think we have one at the moment.
>

Excellent.  Might want to update
http://docs.basho.com/riak/latest/references/appendices/concepts/Replication/,
particularly the "Setting the N value" section, to point out this new
behavior.  I know this is a feature that has been requested previously on
the list.

Elias Levy
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