Pending handoff when node offline

Daniel Iwan iwan.daniel at
Tue Jan 5 05:07:06 EST 2016

Hi all

Am I right thinking that when node goes offline *riak-admin transfers* will
always show transfers to be done? E.g.

riak-admin transfers
Attempting to restart script through sudo -H -u riak
[sudo] password for myuser: 
Nodes ['riak at'] are currently down.
'riak at' waiting to handoff 18 partitions
'riak at' waiting to handoff 13 partitions
'riak at' waiting to handoff 13 partitions

Active Transfers:

Node 'riak at' could not be contacted

Even when I mark node as down with *riak-admin down* transfers are still
Is that normal?

The reason I ask is because our services before they start are checking if
all transfers are complete (normal process during riak startup). This is
because in the past we've had issues with using 2i queries when Riak.

Unfortunately this means that after e.g. reboot our services won't start
until timeout expires or missing node comes back and handoff finishes.

Maybe there is a better way to check if Riak cluster is ready for 2i
We are still on Riak 1.3.1


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