Did a force-remove of two nodes, now system is unresponsive

Ciprian Manea ciprian at basho.com
Tue Aug 19 02:57:43 EDT 2014

Hi Marcel,

What is the configured ring size for this cluster?

You can slow down the transfers by running $ riak-admin transfer-limit 1 in
one of your riak nodes. iowait should decrease as well once transfer-limit
is lowered, unless one of your disks is failing or is about to fail.


On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 9:18 PM, marcel.koopman <marcel.koopman at gmail.com>

> We have a 5 node riak cluster.
> Two nodes in this cluster, had to be removed because they are no longer
> available (since a half year).
> So a force remove was done.
> After this, the 3 remaining nodes began to transfer all data. So we ended
> up
> with a complete unresponsive system. The iowait is blocking us now.
> So we are hoping that this will settle today, the next transaction was
> actually adding two new nodes.
> And yes this is production, Is there any chance we lost data?
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