Configuration backups for Apache Kafka®#
Aiven for Apache Kafka® includes configuration backups that automatically back up key Apache Kafka® service configurations for you without any additional costs.
Suppose the Apache Kafka® service is powered off/on or an incident causes the Apache Kafka cluster to stop functioning. In that case, the configuration backup enables the restoration of your Apache Kafka® service to its previous state.
The configuration backups feature is currently available for all new projects within Aiven and for newly added Aiven for Apache Kafka® services.
Whats included in configuration backups#
The following data are backed up in the configuration backups:
Apache Kafka® topic-related configurations.
Everything related to Schema Registry (schemas, ids, subjects, compatibility levels).
Apache Kafka® Connect configurations.
Benefits of configuration backups#
Some of the key benefits of configuration backups include the following:
Configuration backups are automatically enabled and stored in the Cloud storage.
Configurations are backed up in 3 hours intervals.
It helps with speedy disaster recovery in certain situations.
In a rare scenario where all the nodes are lost, the configurations are lost and not accessible anymore.
It helps application users with a quick re-creation of Apache Kafka® services, allowing them to focus on development tasks rather than re-configuring the platform.
Configuration backups do not back up the actual data stored in topics, consumer groups, and their offsets. Only the Apache Kafka® cluster configurations are backed up.
For additional support with configuration backups for your Aiven for Apache Kafka® services, contact support@Aiven.io.