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Questions regarding broker
For 1 I forgot to add - there is an admin tool to reassign replicas but it
would take longer than leader failover.

Joel

On Tuesday, July 9, 2013, Joel Koshy wrote:

> 1 - no, unless broker4 is not the preferred leader. (The preferred
> leader is the first broker in the assigned replica list). If a
> non-preferred replica is the current leader you can run the
> PreferredReplicaLeaderElection admin command to move the leader.
> 2 - The actual leader movement (on leader failover) is fairly low -
> probably of the order of tens of ms. However, clients (producers,
> consumers) may take longer to detect that (it needs to get back an
> error response, handle an exception, issue a metadata request, get the
> response to find the new leader, and all that can add up but it should
> not be terribly high - I'm guessing on the order of a few hundred ms
> to a second or so).
> 3 - That should work, although the admin command for adding more
> partitions to a topic is currently being developed.
>
>
> On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 11:02 PM, Calvin Lei <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >     I have two questions regarding the kafka broker setup.
> >
> > 1. Assuming i have a 4-broker and 2-zookeeper (running in quorum mode)
> > setup, if topicA-partition0 has the leader set to broker4, can I change
> the
> > leader to other broker without killing the current leader?
> >
> > 2. What is the latency of switching to a different leader when the
> current
> > leader is down? Do we configure it using the consumer property -
> > refresh.leader.backoff.ms
> >
> > 3. What is the best practice of dynamically adding a new node to a kafka
> > cluster? Should i bring up the node, and then increase the replication
> > factor for the existing topic(s)?
> >
> >
> > thanks in advance,
> > Cal
>

 
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