trouble enabling strong consistency in riak_2.0.0beta1-1

Andrew Stone astone at
Fri May 9 15:36:12 EDT 2014

Oops. Didn't reply to the list. Sorry for the dupe Matt.

Hi Matt,

My guess is that this has to do with a fairly recent change to the cluster
join mechanism.

Try attaching to the erlang shell with "riak attach" and running the
following command:


In the future a riak_admin command (and documentation) will be provided,
but for now it needs to be done from the shell. Hope this helps.


On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 7:07 AM, Matt Williams
<matt.williams at>wrote:

> Hi,  I've been trying out the new strong consistency in v2.0, I have this
> working nicely in 2.0.0pre20, but I can't seem to enable this in
> 2.0.0beta1-1.
> Any call to a strongly consistent bucket just returns immediately with
> 'request timed out', previously 'not found'.  Bucket types without strongly
> consistent properties behave fine.
> I figure I must have done something stupid, but I can't figure out what,
> can anyone point me in the right direction?
> I am working with a fresh build of ubuntu:-
> Distributor ID: Ubuntu
> Description: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS
> Release: 12.04
> Codename: precise
> 'riak config effective' suggests strong consistency is turned on
> strong_consistency = on
> I'm working with just one node at the moment.
> Thanks,
> Matt
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