Problem: Changing just the datacenter name in cassandra-rackdc.properties gives the error:
Cannot start node if snitch's data center [newName] differs from previous data center [oldName]. Please fix the snitch configuration, decommission and rebootstrap this node or use the flag -Dcassandra.ignore_dc=true.
If you are just beginning to setup you cassandra cluster, and is ok to reset the data to bootstrapped state, do this
sudo service cassandra stop sudo rm -R /var/lib/cassandra sudo mkdir /var/lib/cassandra sudo chown cassandra /var/lib/cassandra sudo service cassandra start
If you need to persist the existing data, do this
sudo vi /etc/cassandra/cassandra-env.sh # edit the JVM_OPTS line to make it look like below
JVM_OPTS=\"$JVM_OPTS -Dcassandra.ignore_rack=true -Dcassandra.ignore_dc=true\"sudo service cassandra restart
This should normally resolve the dc name correction in rack-dc properties file.
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