rpk cluster partitions enable

Enable partitions of a topic.

You may enable all partitions of a topic using the --all flag or you may select a set of topic/partitions to enable with the --partitions or -p flag.

The partition flag accepts the format <namespace>/<topic>/[partitions…​] where namespace and topic are optional parameters.

If the namespace is not provided, rpk will assume kafka.

If the topic is not provided in the flag, rpk will use the topic provided as an argument to this command.


Enable all partitions in topic foo:

rpk cluster partitions enable foo --all

Enable partitions 1,2 and 3 of topic bar in the namespace internal:

rpk cluster partitions enable internal/bar --partitions 1,2,3

Enable partition 1, and 2 of topic foo, and partition 5 of topic bar in the internal namespace:

rpk cluster partitions enable -p foo/1,2 -p internal/bar/5


rpk cluster partitions enable [TOPIC] [flags]


Value Type Description

-a, --all


If true, enable all partitions for the specified topic.

-h, --help


Help for enable.

-p, --partitions


Comma-separated list of partitions you want to enable. Check help for extended usage.



Redpanda or rpk config file; default search paths are /var/lib/redpanda/.config/rpk/rpk.yaml, $PWD/redpanda.yaml, and /etc/redpanda/redpanda.yaml.

-X, --config-opt


Override rpk configuration settings. See rpk -X or execute rpk -X help for inline detail or rpk -X list for terser detail.



Profile to use. See rpk profile for more details.

-v, --verbose


Enable verbose logging.