Apache Cassandra™ 1.2

Starting Cassandra as a stand-alone process

Start the Cassandra Java server process for binary installations.


On initial start-up, each node must be started one at a time, starting with your seed nodes.

  • To start Cassandra in the background:
    $ cd <install_location> 
    $ bin/cassandra
  • To start Cassandra in the foreground:
    $ cd <install_location>
    $ bin/cassandra -f