Let's assume I would like to add a 2nd datacenter to my cluster which is currently single-DC. I following the instructions outlined in Adding a datacenter to a cluster
There is a step:
Run nodetool rebuild on each node in the new datacenter, specifying the datacenter to rebuild from. This step replicates the data to the new datacenter in the cluster.
QUESTION: would a normal bootstrapping process, by simply starting the new node (in the new DC), achieve the same goal as the recommended nodetool rebuild ?
By the definition of
nodetool rebuild I am wondering if it is a kind of bootstrap which allows the new DC to limit the scope of the source DCs (which send data) while a normal bootstrapping would get all existing DCs involved.