Can you clear up what you mean by "both leader and replica nodes are down
for a given partition"

If all the nodes are down for a partition you can't move the partition as
you don't have any data to copy.  (As this is a fundamental part of
re-balancing and leader election. I don't think it will work if there is No
data.  See the design doc
explains how leader election/replication works and you'll get a feel for
why I think if you loose all you won't get a re-balance.)  Do you mean when
either a leader is down or a replica is down.(but not both?)  Re
balancing should happen if you loose some but not all of a partition.

On Thu, 8 Feb 2018 at 19:23 Devendar Rao <> wrote:

> Asking again to find out if there is a setting in KAFKA which can handle
> this case automatically.
> On Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 12:45 PM, Devendar Rao <>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I don't see partition rebalancing happening when both leader and replica
> > nodes are down for a given partition. The partition's leader is set to
> -1;
> > but never gets fixed. I manually assign the partition using
> > "".  Does kafka not balance the
> > partitions automatically for this case?
> >
> > I've this setting; I'm using kafka-0.10.2 version
> > and auto.leader.rebalance.enable is set to true
> >
> > Error:
> > Leader for partition *my-topic* unavailable for fetching offset, wait for
> > metadata refresh
> >
> > Thanks
> >

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