how to reset a cluster

Brian Sparrow bsparrow at
Mon Jan 21 10:16:13 EST 2013

Hi Kathleen,  

Deleting the ring and data directories after running 'riak stop' will wipe the node of all state and data. By default, the backend data and ring directories are within the riak data directory(noted in app.config). Running and "rm -rf /path/to/data/dir" once the node has been stopped will do the trick.

Let me know if you have questions.  

Brian Sparrow
Developer Advocate
Basho Technologies

On Monday, January 21, 2013 at 9:59 AM, Kathleen Zhang wrote:

> Hi,
> I am experimenting with riak cluster. I set it up with a three nodes with default config values. But would like to change some of the values. I read riak doc, which mentions that configs should be set up before cluster is running. So I tried to ‘undo’ the cluster. Riak-admin cluster leave only worked up to 2 nodes. Essentially the cluster is still running. How do I start a new cluster from scratch?
> Thanks,
> Kathleen Zhang
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