Apache Cassandra™ 2.0

Purging gossip state on a node

Gossip information is persisted locally by each node to use immediately on node restart without having to wait for gossip communications.

You may want to clear gossip history on node restart in certain cases, such as when node IP addresses have changed.


  1. Edit the cassandra-env.sh file:
    • Packaged installs: /usr/share/cassandra
    • Tarball installs: install_location/conf
  2. Add the following line to the cassandra-env.sh file: