Great, thanks for the answers all!

What about just for redundancy/maintenance purposes?  I know that with replication, individual brokers are redundant anyway, but might it ever be nice to be able to take the analytics kafka cluster offline completely without worrying about losing data from the frontend producers?
On Aug 22, 2013, at 2:38 AM, Maxime Brugidou <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

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