[rabbitmq-discuss] Rabbit failing to start on windows 8

Francesco Mazzoli francesco at rabbitmq.com
Tue Sep 4 17:10:14 BST 2012

At Mon, 3 Sep 2012 22:11:37 +0100,
Wayne Douglas wrote:
> this seemed to fix itself when i had deleted the folder in appdata
> but i also then had to re-install rabbitmq for it to come back to life

The node you were trying to start was previously clustered, and the nodes that
it was clustered with were all offline, which causes the startup sequence to

Deleting the mnesia folder has the same effect as resetting the node, and for
that reason the node wasn't clustered anymore.

I doubt that re-installing had any effect, unless it deleted some mnesia files
as a side effect (I'm not familiar with the Windows installer).

Francesco * Often in error, never in doubt

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