nodetool move

Moves the node on the token ring to a new token.

Additional syntax is required to move a node to a negative tokens:

  • Use the preferred double hyphen (--):

    nodetool move -- -9223372036854775808
  • Escape the hyphen with a backslash (\):

    nodetool move \-9223372036854775808


nodetool <options> move -- <new token>
Connection options
Short Long Description



Hostname or IP address.



Port number.



Password file path.






Remote JMX agent username.

new token

Number in partition range. For Murmur3Partitioner (default): -263 to +263-1.


Separates an option from an argument that could be mistaken for an option.


This command moves a node from one token value to another. This command is generally used to shift tokens slightly.

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