Steve - that's right. I think Monika wanted clarification on what
would happen if replication factor is two and only one broker is
available. In that case, you won't be able to create new topics with
replication factor two (you should see an AdministrationException
saying the replication factor is larger than available brokers).
However, you can send messages to available partitions of topics that
have already been created - because the ISR would shrink to only one
replica for those topics - although the cluster would be in an
under-replicated state. This is covered in the documentation
(http://kafka.apache.org/documentation.html#replication) under the
discussion about ISR.
On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 10:19 AM, Steve Morin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> If you have a double broker failure with replication factor of 2 and only
> have 2 brokers in the cluster. Wouldn't every partition be not available?
> On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 8:48 AM, Jun Rao <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> If you have double broker failures with a replication factor of 2, some
>> partitions will not be available. When one of the brokers comes back, the
>> partition is made available again (there is potential data loss), but in an
>> under replicated mode. After the second broker comes back, it will catch up
>> from the other replica and the partition will eventually be fully
>> replicated. There is no need to change the replication factor during this
>> As for ZK, you can always use the full connection string. ZK will pick live
>> servers to establish connections.
>> On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 3:46 AM, Monika Garg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> > I have 2 nodes kafka cluster with default.replication.factor=2,is set in
>> > server.properties file.
>> > I removed one node-in removing that node,I killed Kafka process,removed
>> > the kafka-logs and bundle from that node.
>> > Then I stopped my remaining running node in the cluster and started
>> > again(default.replication.factor is still set to 2 in this node
>> > server.properties file).
>> > I was expecting some error/exception as now I don't have two nodes in my
>> > cluster.But I didn't get any error/exception and my node successfully
>> > started and I am able to create topics on it.
>> > So should the "default.replication.factor" be updated from
>> > "default.replication.factor=2" to "default.replication.factor=1" , in the
>> > remaining running node?
>> > Similarly if there are two external zookeeper
>> > nodes(zookeeper.connect=host1:port1,host2:port1) in my cluster and now I
>> > have removed one zookeeper node(host1:port1) from the cluster,So should
>> > property "zookeeper.connect" be updated from
>> > (zookeeper.connect=host1:port1,host2:port1) to
>> > (zookeeper.connect=host2:port1)?
>> > --
>> > *Moniii*