Single node, nval = 1

Tom Santero tsantero at
Thu Sep 11 07:38:53 EDT 2014

Hi Henning,

Running a singleton instance of Riak throws away all of the advantages aims
to provide. If you need a single database server, why not use something
designed for that end and rock solid, like PostgreSQL?


On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 7:27 AM, Henning Verbeek <hankipanky at>

> I'd like to run Riak in a single-node installation as a datastore for
> my application, when running in small single-available environments.
> Is there anything that speaks against doing so? I'm thinking that in
> such a setup, nVal should be set to 1 - everything else makes no
> sense, right? Would you also set the ring-size to 1?
> Thanks for your views and comments,
> Henning
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