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On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 11:43 AM, Attila Simon <s...@cloudera.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> auto.offset.reset aim to handle failure scenarios when Flume lost the
> track of offsets. When Flume is able to successfully consume the
> messages it also commits the last processed offset. When failure
> happens and <earliest> was set resetting offset would use the last
> committed value.
> I don't think that always starting from "zero" offset would be
> valuable (would result a lot of duplicates). So I assume you would
> like to have a recovery scenario. What you can do is setting the
> consumer group.id to something new so if kafka still has the messages
> - you can check that with command line kafka consumer setting the
> --from-beginning argument as kafka by default purges them periodically
> - then flume would reset the offset to the effective beginning since
> offsets are stored per group.id.
>
> Quoted from Kafka docs
> (http://kafka.apache.org/documentation#newconsumerconfigs):
> auto.offset.reset - What to do when there is no initial offset in
> Kafka or if the current offset does not exist any more on the server
> (e.g. because that data has been deleted):
>
> earliest: automatically reset the offset to the earliest offset
> latest: automatically reset the offset to the latest offset
> none: throw exception to the consumer if no previous offset is found
> for the consumer's group
> anything else: throw exception to the consumer.
>
> Cheers,
> Attila
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM, Ping PW Wang <wpw...@cn.ibm.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I used KafkaSource to consume the messages from Kafka. I found only new
>> messages were received while the old existing message not. I tried to use a
>> new consumer group and update the parameter "auto.offset.reset = latest" to
>> "earliest", but this does not work.
>>
>> tier2.sources.source1.kafka.consumer.group.id = test-consumer-group-new
>> tier2.sources.source1.kafka.consumer.auto.offset.reset = earliest
>>
>> Anyone knows how to make KafkaSource consume the existing messages?
>> Thanks a lot for any advice!
>>
>> Best Regards,
>>
>> Wang Ping (王苹)
>> InfoSphere BigInsights, CDL
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