If you have an efficient way to grab the disk state from an observer, this
will, indeed, make starting a new observer less expensive to the cluster.
 In practice, this isn't a big deal since the ZK snapshot is bounded by
memory size and transferring a few GB across the network isn't all that
painful as a one-time cost.

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 10:35 AM, Avinash Lakshman <
avinash.laksh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> (1) If I snapshot the data on other observer machines will I be able to
> bootstrap new observers with it? Given that writes are like a one time
> thing.

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