For me, to transition production data into a development environment for
real world testing.  Also, backups are never a bad idea, though I agree most
all risk is mitigated due to cassandra's design.


On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Sasha Dolgy <> wrote:

> well, this is what i'm getting at.  why would you want to back it up if the
> cluster is working properly?  backup is silly.... ; )
> On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 4:54 PM, William Oberman 
> <>wrote:
>> I'm considering similar issues right now.  The problem with ephemeral
>> storage is I don't know an easy way to back it up, while on an EBS it's a
>> simple snapshot API call.
>> Otherwise, I believe the performance of the ephemeral (certainly in the
>> case of large or greater, where you can RAID0 multiple disks) is way better
>> than EBS.
>> will

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