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Getting Started

Here is everything you need to know to get up and running. You should follow the posts in this category in order of date, starting with the oldest. This series of posts will get you started with a 2 node Cassandra cluster on Google Cloud.

Importing Data into Cassandra

In this post, I will show you how to import some data into your cluster. There is a very cool program called CDM written by the very talented Jon...

Adding a new Cassandra node to the cluster

In a previous post, I showed you how to clone your Google Cloud VM and prepare it for the Cassandra software, here.  In this post, I will show you...

Change Cassandra Logfile Location

When we installed Cassandra 3.11 I noticed that the default log location for the system.log file is /opt/cass/apache-cassandra-3.11.3/logs I want to change this so the file will be saved into /var/logs/cassandra 1....

How To Set Up SSH Keys on CentOS

We want to be able to ssh between all nodes in our cluster.  In order to do this, we need to generate public ssh keys on all nodes and...

How to Clone Google Cloud Virtual Machine

Clone VM from the first node and clear it down Apache Cassandra is a highly scalable, high-performance distributed database designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers,...

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