Replacing a running node

Two methods for replacing a node with a new node, such as when updating to newer hardware or performing proactive maintenance.

Steps to replace a node with a new node, such as when updating to newer hardware or performing proactive maintenance.

Warning: Only add new nodes to the cluster. A new node is a system in which DataStax Enterprise (DSE) has never started. The node must have absolutely NO PREVIOUS DATA in the data directory, saved_caches, commitlog, and hints. Adding nodes previously used for testing or that have been removed from another cluster, merges the older data into the cluster and may cause data loss or corruption.

cassandra.yaml

The location of the cassandra.yaml file depends on the type of installation:

Package installations
Installer-Services installations

/etc/dse/cassandra/cassandra.yaml

Tarball installations
Installer-No Services installations

installation_location/resources/cassandra/conf/cassandra.yaml