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From Calvin Lei <ckp...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Changing the number of partitions after a topic is created
Date Thu, 04 Jul 2013 16:06:11 GMT
Thanks Phillip. I used the kafka-topic.sh to create the topic to have 1 partition. Would the
changing the server properties still work in this case?

Also this setting sounds like a global overwrite, correct?


On Jul 4, 2013, at 11:49 AM, Philip O'Toole <philip@loggly.com> wrote:

> If you can pause your Producers, simply change the partition count to
> 10 in the Kafka server properties file, and restart it. If you use the
> high-level consumer, it will automatically start draining all
> partitions that exist for a given topic.
> And our Kafka producers always write to partition -1 for a given
> topic, meaning they never care about the partition count, and need no
> changes in circumstances like this.
> Philip
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM, Calvin Lei <ckplei@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi I have a few topics created with 1 partition. After running the cluster
>> for a few days, I want to increase the partition to 10 to improve the
>> consumer throughput. I learnt that it is not supported in 0.8.
>> What is the recommendation of improving consumer throughput after a topic
>> is created and the data volume increased?
>> Regards,
>> Cal

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