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From Ali Akhtar <ali.rac...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Topics being automatically deleted?
Date Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:57:25 GMT
Thanks, yeah, that must be it. So topics don't get deleted if all messages
in them expire, right?

Good to know :)

On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 11:29 AM, Manikumar Reddy <manikumar.reddy@gmail.com
> wrote:

> looks like you have not changed the default data log directory. By default
> kafka is configured to store the data logs to /tmp/ folder. /tmp gets
> cleared
> on system reboots. change log.dirs config property to some other directory.
>
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 11:46 AM, Ali Akhtar <ali.rac200@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I've noticed that, on my own machine, if I start a kafka broker, then
> > create a topic, then I stop that server and restart it, the topic I
> created
> > is still kept.
> >
> > However, on restarts, it looks like the topic is deleted.
> >
> > Its also possible that the default retention policy of 24 hours causes
> the
> > messages to be deleted.
> >
> > However, even if the messages are deleted, shouldn't the topic itself be
> > preserved?
> >
> > What would happen if there are no new messages posted to a topic for a
> > week, but I still have consumers listening to that topic? If the topic is
> > deleted, will I need to restart my consumer? This seems like a pain.
> >
>

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