Adding nodes to cluster

Alexander Sicular siculars at
Sat Jan 24 15:42:00 EST 2015

I would probably add them all in one go so you have one vnode migration plan that gets executed. What is your ring size? How much data are we talking about? It's not necessarily the number of keys but rather the total amount of data and how quickly that data can move en mass between machines. 



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> On Jan 24, 2015, at 15:37, Ed <edgarmveiga at> wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> I have a riak cluster, working in production for about one year, with the following characteristics:
> - Version 1.4.8
> - 6 nodes
> - leveldb backend
> - replication (n) = 3
> ~ 3 billion keys
> My ssd's are reaching 85% of capacity and we have decided to buy 6 more nodes to expand the cluster. 
> Have you got any kind of advice on executing this operation or should I just follow the documentation on adding new nodes to a cluster?
> Best regards!
> Edgar
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