While setting up a cluster for our POC, when we installed Cassandra on the 1st node we gave num_tokens: 256 , while on next 2 nodes which were added later we left it blank in Cassandra.yaml.
This made our cluster an unbalanced one with nodetool status showing 99% load on one server. Now even if I am setting up num tokens in the other 2 nodes as 256, its not seeming to effect. The wiki article http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/VirtualNodes/Balance
doesn’t seem to provide steps to correct from this situation.
I read that there was nodetool balance kind of command in Cassandra 0.7 but not anymore.
UN Node3 23.72 MB 1 0.4% 41a71df-7e6c-40ab-902f-237697eaaf3e rack1
UN Node2 79.35 MB 1 0.5% 98c493b-f661-491e-9d1f-1803f859528b rack1
UN Node1 86.93 MB 256 99.1% a35ccca-556c-4f77-aa6d-7e3dad41ecf8 rack1
Is there something that we can do now balance the cluster?