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Re: kafka producer - retry messages
Sure, and the disk could go bad, the machine itself could fail.

My point is that my experience of Kafka 0.72 has been that it is very reliable. The only time I have seen it go down is when the disk underneath fills up. So if one is going to write all the code to stream to disk *efficiently* from in-process, one should trade off that cost versus connecting to a process over localhost, which has been shown to do a very good job of just that.

It's fair to ask what if the broker process goes down. But it's fair to ask what if there is a bug in the stream-to-disk code you write? What if your process goes down?

I am not saying I am right. Just that engineering is about trade-offs, and a Kafka instance running right there on the same machine, might provide the reliability required. But it might not. As always, YMMV.


> On Nov 28, 2013, at 4:39 PM, Diego Parra <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Philip, what about if the broker goes down?
> I may be missing something.
> Diego.
> El 28/11/2013 21:09, "Philip O'Toole" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> escribió:
>> By FS I guess you mean file system.
>> In that case, if one is that concerned, why not run a single Kafka broker
>> on the same machine, and connect to it over localhost? And disable ZK mode
>> too, perhaps.
>> I may be missing something, but I never fully understand why people try
>> really hard to build a stream-to-disk backup approach, when they might be
>> able to couple tightly to Kafka, which, well, just streams to disk.
>> Philip
>> On Nov 28, 2013, at 3:58 PM, Otis Gospodnetic <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> We've done this at Sematext, where we use Kafka in all 3
>> products/services
>>> you see in my signature.  When we fail to push a message into Kafka we
>>> store it in the FS and from there we can process it later.
>>> Otis
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>>> On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 9:37 AM, Demian Berjman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi.
>>>> Anyone has build a retry system (durable) for the producer in case the
>>>> kakfa cluster is down? We have certain messages that must be sent
>> because
>>>> there are after a transaction that cannot be undo.
>>>> We could set the property "message.send.max.retries", but if the
>> producer
>>>> goes down, we lost the messages.
>>>> Thanks,