Adding nodes to cluster

Edgar Veiga edgarmveiga at
Mon Feb 9 10:02:56 EST 2015

Thanks Christopher,

BTW, A few more questions:
- If something goes wrong during the process of joining the nodes, is it
possible to make a rollback? If true, how?
- Should I look again to the leveldb configurations. It has been working
pretty smoothly for more than one year, but 6 more nodes suggests that some
tuning may be needed..

Best regards,

On 9 February 2015 at 14:54, Christopher Meiklejohn <cmeiklejohn at>

> > On Feb 6, 2015, at 1:53 AM, Edgar Veiga <edgarmveiga at> wrote:
> >
> > It is expected that the total amount of data per node lowers quite a
> lot, correct? I'm doubling the size of the cluster (6 more nodes).
> >
> > I ask this because the actual 6 machines have 1.5Tb in disks, but the
> new ones ( for now) have only 1Tb.
> That’s correct; you should reduce per-node allocation by adding additional
> nodes.
> However, to minimize the amount of data that needs to be relocated, you
> should add all nodes together rather than one at a time.  This prevents the
> situation where some percentage of the data gets moved between nodes
> multiple times.
> - Chris
> Christopher Meiklejohn
> Senior Software Engineer
> Basho Technologies, Inc.
> cmeiklejohn at
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