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From Joel Koshy <jjkosh...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How to delete defunct topics
Date Fri, 06 Feb 2015 02:57:31 GMT
There are mbeans
(http://kafka.apache.org/documentation.html#monitoring) that you can
poke for incoming message rate - if you look at those over a period of
time you can figure out which of those are likely to be defunct and
then delete those topics.

On Thu, Feb 05, 2015 at 02:38:27PM -0800, Jagbir Hooda wrote:
> First I would like to take this opportunity to thank this group for
> releasing 0.8.2.0. It's a major milestone with a rich set of features.
> Kudos to all the contributors! We are still running 0.8.1.2 and are
> planning to upgrade to 0.8.2.0. While planning this upgrade we
> discovered many topics that are no longer active and best be deleted.
> Since it would be a common task faced by many kafka adopters I thought
> I'd raise it here and seek expert advise. Basically what we desire is
> a utility/script/steps to first identify the defunct topics (let's say
> those topics that haven't seen any traffic in the past 'n' days) and
> then delete them. Will appreciate your response.
> 
> Thanks,
> Jagbir


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