How to Set up Failover and Failback

Learn how to prepare for failover and failback scenarios with Streams Replication Manager (SRM).

If a primary Kafka cluster is temporarily unavailable, you can migrate mission-critical workloads to a backup Kafka cluster (failover). When the primary cluster is restored, you can migrate back (failback). To prepare for this scenario, ensure SRM is configured with bidirectional replication of mission-critical consumer groups and topics. Then in the case of a disaster scenario you can migrate consumer groups between clusters.