rpk cluster partitions unsafe-recover

Recover unsafely from partitions that have lost majority.

This operation is unsafe because it allows the forced leader election of the partitions that have lost majority when nodes are gone and irrecoverable; this may result in data loss.

This command allows you to unsafely recover all data adversely affected by the loss of the nodes specified in the --from-nodes flag.

You can perform a dry run and verify the partitions that will be recovered by using the --dry flag.


rpk cluster partitions unsafe-recover [flags]


Value Type Description



Dry run: print the partition movement plan. Does not execute it.



Output format. Possible values: json, yaml, text, wide, help. Default: text.



Comma-separated list of node IDs from which to recover the partitions.

-h, --help


Help for unsafe-recover.



Disable confirmation prompt.



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.