Error starting riak server

Hector Castro hector at basho.com
Fri May 9 12:39:22 EDT 2014


Hi Rachana,

Is there any reason why you didn't elect to install via RPM? [0] That
path may be easier to get started with than compiling Erlang and Riak
from source, as we bundle Erlang into the RPM.

--
Hector

[0] http://docs.basho.com/riak/latest/ops/building/installing/rhel-centos/

On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 5:47 AM, Rachana Shroff <rshroff at tibco.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am exploring Riak 1.4.8 and facing issue starting riak server.
> Additional details are-
> OS - Linux
> Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.1 (Santiago)
> 2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.x86_64
>
> Erlang - First otp_src_R14B02 and then otp_src_R15B01
>
> I followed all installations steps from
> http://docs.basho.com/riak/1.3.0/tutorials/installation
>
> steps used for Erlang-
>
> wget http://erlang.org/download/otp_src_R15B01.tar.gz
> tar zxvf otp_src_R15B01.tar.gz
> cd otp_src_R15B01
> ./configure && make && sudo make install
>
>
> steps used for Riak-
>
> tar zxvf riak-1.4.8.tar.gz
> cd riak-1.4.8
> make rel
>
> After installation i am trying to start riak server but failing to do so.
>
> /../riak-1.4.8/rel/riak/bin>riak start
>
> Error Ouput - Node 'riak at 127.0.0.1' not responding to pings.
>
>
> I tried all the below workarounds suggested on the foroums but no luck.
>
> 1-
> ulimit -n
> 100000
> 2- change the ip to machine ip in vm.args and app.config.
> riak stop # stop the node
> riak-admin down riak at 127.0.0.1 # take it down
> sudo rm -rf /var/lib/riak/ring/* # delete the riak ring
> sudo sed -i "s/127.0.0.1/`hostname -i`/g" /etc/riak/vm.args # Change the
> name in config
> riak-admin cluster force-replace riak at 127.0.0.1 riak@"`hostname -i`" #
> replace the name
>
> riak start # start the node
>
> 3- restart server
>
>
> I have attached all log files.
>
>
> Would appreciate your quick support on this.
>
>
> Thanks & Regards,
> Rachana
>
>
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