reducing n_val

Chris Meiklejohn cmeiklejohn at
Tue Jul 16 10:31:07 EDT 2013

On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 10:02 AM, Simon Effenberg <seffenberg at
> wrote:

> Changing the n_val setting in the default bucket properties will only
> affect new PUT operations moving forward. Older replicas will not be
> removed, and the AAE process will not purge older, unneeded replicas.
> Is there a way to get rid of this? Or only by
> decommissioning/re-commissioning a node?

There isn't a good solution for doing this.  Can I ask why you are changing
the default n_val for this particular bucket?

- Chris
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