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Remove a Seed Node from Seed List

This procedure describes how to remove a seed node from the seed list.


Verify that the seed node you want to remove is listed as a seed node in the scylla.yaml file by running cat /etc/scylla/scylla.yaml | grep seeds:


  1. Update the Scylla configuration file, scylla.yaml, which can be found under /etc/scylla/. For example:

Seed list before removing the node:

- seeds: ",,"

Seed list after removing the node:

- seeds: ","
  1. Scylla will read the updated seed list the next time it starts. You can force Scylla to read the list immediately by restarting Scylla as follows:

sudo systemctl restart scylla-server
sudo service scylla-server restart
docker exec -it some-scylla supervisorctl restart scylla

(without restarting some-scylla container)